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Saturday, November 6, 1999

Giving and getting

Much suffering in this world comes from the mistaken belief that it is possible to get something for nothing. When you think about it, the concept of something for nothing makes no sense. It is completely unbalanced and unsustainable.

Those who know real success and fulfillment understand the fallacy, waste and impossibility of seeking something for nothing. Winners and achievers know that nothing can flow to them unless there is something flowing from them, that consumption is impossible without production.

At a fundamental level, getting and giving are the same. That’s why those who seek to avoid giving, come up empty. And those who offer the most of themselves enjoy commensurate abundance.

In your decisions, your relationships, your plans and ambitions, keep in mind that the value you receive from anything is in direct proportion to the value you put into it. Life is an opportunity to make a difference that only you can make. Do, and you will be. Create, and you will have.

— Ralph Marston

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