Gut Rumbles

November 09, 2004

a good deed

Damn if I didn't get some serious warming in the cocklear regions of my heart when I read this post. I don't want to make too big a deal over a simple act of kindness and thoughtfulness, but people, THAT IS THE GLUE THAT BINDS US!

We have 'way too much "hooray for me and fuck you" philosophy in this country. That crap makes us distrustful and suspicious and it builds walls between people. It's a sad state of affairs, and I believe that you sacrifice a great deal of your humanity if you chose to live that way. I don't believe that it's a natural way to be, either. It stifles the best impulses we have. If your idea of success is screwing somebody in a business deal to make money, you've got some fucked-up priorities.

Trust me. A random act of kindness, performed simply because you wanted to do it, rewards both you and the recipient many times over. That feeling is better than money.


Amen. I picked up the lunch tab for some soldiers about a month ago. Hadn't felt that good in a long while. The feeling is wearing off though - need to do it again.

Posted by: Don on November 9, 2004 12:08 PM

And that's what separates us from the liberals. We do it because it's the right thing to do and it feels good. They think the government should *force* us to do it.

Posted by: RadarRider on November 9, 2004 02:40 PM

Warms my heart. And you're right, Don. I need a recharge too. Just haven't had many uniforms in the cafeteria at work lately.

I love doing that. I work my way into line ahead of one, and motion to the cashier to do both trays. They all know what I'm doing when I make my gesture, and don't say a word until I've lifted my tray and leave. And they all know not to point me out, either.

Posted by: Mamamontezz on November 9, 2004 04:38 PM
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