GIVING

GIVING

Written By : Bakhtiar Hakeem
By giving you will become a happier, stronger and a richer man. You can grow one bit, by one notch every day. That is the reason He has given you another day. This article started with one worded title. I want to close it by another one worded concept. Call it the conclusion.

‘GROWTH’
GIVING Giving is not your opinion. It is not what you think you have given, but purely figure work; whatever be the units of accounting. ‘Giving’, has yet another angle, another view to look at. Call it the mirror image. Yes, it is what others have ‘given’ me or have yet to give, or have failed to give. That’s it! It is measuring ‘giving’, with full blast myopic view and self-centered approach. Look at this selfish, corrupt and opportunistic world. They have taken away all which was my rightful share. Each one around is a looter, plunderer or at least a pick-pocket. Another view may be a shade less venomous and damaging. It is bragging. That I have been giving all along, and much more than this thankless and least deserving, world, nation, country, government, my department, this idiotic, younger brother, first cousin, wife…..so and so….deserved. Now the ‘Giving’ I wish to present here for your eyes. It could be many out of the following, some out of the following or a combination or two or more.  Figures appearing in your IT return, property tax voucher and the wealth tax page.  Payment of your arms, vehicle and other licenses. It includes toll taxes, community maintenance dues etc.  Timely and correct payment of utility bills, including the library service charges.  Giving could be winning gold and silver medals for Pakistan. Have you been able to increase the medals or the variety of events?  The number of friends offered cup of tea/coffee this week, month or…; had you been measuring, it would be easy to see, if the number is on the increase or otherwise.  Number of friends and relatives whom you offered and they stayed in the guest room or in the guest’s bed. Has the number increased over the past weeks or the months or the guests have stopped coming or you….?  Salt developed for the sick of the world, any new vaccine under final stages of trial; or a surgical artifact developed by you has been put to use?  Any new idea …or theory accredited to you?  A prototype or a commercial production having a patent number by your name.  Number of students taught; in how many skills, trades or disciplines at how many institutions, schools or universities. Are you doing it now, if not what else?  How many players trained and taught, how to reduce number of no-balls or the wide-balls per ten overs bowled? How many were taught how to reduce the number of times being stumped-out and run-out?  Giving may include giving lift to those requesting you from the roadside footpaths etc. And letting go past the one who tried to elbow you out. Thus the number and ways of measuring the ‘giving’ can go on. All what is important; are you ‘Giving’? Or others are not giving you? Very fine one last thing  can you count the smiles you gave today? Yet to do it? Do it now…if. By giving you will become a happier, stronger and a richer man. You can grow one bit, by one notch every day. That is the reason He has given you another day. This article started with one worded title. I want to close it by another one worded concept. Call it the conclusion. ‘GROWTH’ _____________________