Some people believe that it takes a lot to give to someone else, but is this really true? It could seem that one needs many things to give back. Things like resources, time, energy, a health etc. But this is a fallacy, a cognitive distortion – a social myth. Indeed, you don’t have to have a lot to help someone else. Even though people typically believe one must be well off to help another person, this is simply not true.  Moreover, many of the world’s greatest givers were penniless and at some points even starving or in near death situations. Mother Teresa, a Catholic humanitarian and missionary, is famously quoted saying, “If you can’t feed a hundred people, feed just one” which means that any human can give to someone else, he or she just has to be willing to do so. Jeffry Schneider, CEO of a private company in Bee Cave, Texas, enthusiastically seeks alternative ways to give back and encourages others to follow suit.

While using one’s free time to help others is not an easy feat, it offers some amazing rewards. We’ve all heard the old adage, “it’s better to give than receive.” The universal proverb is a modern adaptation from the Bible, specifically from the book of Acts. “In everything I did, I showed you that by this kind of hard work we must help the weak, remembering the words the Lord Jesus himself said: ‘It is more blessed to give than to receive’” is the direct quote. This bible verse illuminates an essential but hardly described characteristic of altruism. While giving, back is often described as noble and good, it’s uncommon to hear it discussed as hard work, but it certainly is. Jeff Schneider affirms that helping others is laborious but doesn’t back down from the challenge. He’s excited and eager to volunteer in and help his community.

Volunteering is often revered and described as altruistic, but it’s rare to see it described as brave. People who volunteer their time are very brave to say the least. We are all given a certain amount of time on this planet and what we choose to do with it is a reflection of ourselves. To use that limited amount of time to help another person – that’s selfless and that’s what makes humans so amazing. We give one another a variety of reasons to not help one another and yet there are those humanitarians that do. Jeff Schneider is focused and committed to helping the downtrodden – one step at a time slowly but surely.

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  1. Alexandra Bruno on June 20, 2018 at 11:44 am said:

    Using what you have to get what you want is what people say a lot but to me I think but I think of giving more value. How this could help in essay writing services review is a good step in housing some useful ideas and solutions. In communities there is the need to get everyone involved so this is a great first step to giving back.

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