24 April 2011

Mutual feelings of gratitude

The reason we give gifts is to engender the feeling of gratitude in another. 
The engendering of the feeling of gratitude is what we do with the surplus of our creative endeavors. That is how the deserving relate with the undeserving: they take their own surplus and gift it to those who lack it, thereby engendering feelings of gratitude in the undeserving. 
When the society is able to engender enough mutual feelings of gratitude it is on its way to erecting a culture founded on loving kindness.  

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