Bloodsuckers of the Pure
NOUN: 1. Unselfish concern for the welfare of others; selflessness. 2. Zoology Instinctive cooperative behavior that is detrimental to the individual but contributes to the survival of the species.
ETYMOLOGY: French altruisme, probably from Italian altrui, someone else, from Latin alter, other.
So altruism is usually fronted as “a most noble concern”. I’m here to let you know that it can also set you up to be taken advantage of by the bloodsuckers of the poor. Or in this case, the pure who live ONLY by that ideal. See, its about balance. It ain’t just about giving. Truth be told, so many original people are unbalanced due to slavery, genocide, colonialism, etc that all they can do is give away all they have to the oppressor. Why does grandma give away her last few dollars to the minister when she has nothing to eat?
See, being altruistic is no better than being selfish or greedy. It is the other polarity of the exact same continuum!
I’ve been in interactions with people who don’t say anything when you do stuff for them yet when you ask them to do something for you they come up with excuses or they actually have the gall (outrageous insolence; effrontery) to imply ‘see why does it have to be tit for tat’. Why the HELL would a person basically advertise that it’s okay for them to receive yet they have no responsibility to return. It’s called RECIPROCITY which is Equality. The only thing in this world that is about taking without giving are parasites. You damn parasite (and hypocrite).
Be aware of what you have to offer, and offer it only to those who are willing to be in harmony with you.
Well, God. What about teaching the masses, with whom you may have to give a lot before you receive?
I ain’t no white Jesus. I don’t give my life. I resurrect the mentally dead which means that even if I have to give a little more before I receive there is still NO WAY that I am going to teach that it is ‘cool’ not to give back to those who are giving to you.
Even when you teach make sure you teach responsibility and reciprocity.
Watch out for the bloodsuckers. They come in all shapes and sizes.
C’BS ALife Allah is the co-author of the ground breaking Science of Self: Man, God and the Mathematical Language of Nature and the co-editor of the seminal Hood Health Handbook: A Guide to Health and Wellness in the Urban Community. He also is a contributing writer to the Hood Health 101 column at the Source blog. He is a community solutionary who concentrates on Hood Health, Science of Self, the Black Presence and youth empowerment. You can find more about him at www.alifeallah.com official webpage.
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