I had a thought while brushing my teeth and decided I would write it down, and now it seems I am posting it here.
I started off thinking about charities and its similarities to a business but it turned into a broader thing, as these
things usually go when i start thinking.
Anyways, heres my random thought for you. If anyone has a better insight into how these 2 systems work, please add a statement to this. I'm just
going from what I percieve.
A charity is like a business. The similarities are clear. The only thing that really seperates them is the fact that one puts personal gain before the
gain of others versus the other way around. To argue however, the gain
of others can also be one's personal spiritual gain. It gives them a sense of purpose.
Both systems work ultimately for the betterment of society, at least on the surface. Ethics come in to play here.
A charity needs funding to get off the ground, as does a business. A charity needs an organized staff, much like a business.
To repeat myself, business's are created with one's personal gain as the goal. The fact that it benefits others is more of an afterthought it would
seem - or rather that naturally for a business to be financially successful, it has to be of the most benefit to others, or at least beneficial to the
A charity is based on the gain of others as the goal, with personal gain as the afterthought. To be able to devote one's time organizing a large
charity, while still existing in the current system, it becomes a job. - they get paid.
Now i'm not saying working in / running a business isn't as personally rewarding as running a charity, infact I'm saying they are almost exactly
the same. The only difference is one's perception of personal gain. One would look to material abundance as being gainful to their existence, while
another would look to something more philosophical. That being said, success depends on the individual's interpretation. The poorest can indeed be
the wealthiest and vice versa.
Both systems work to better society, and both systems can also be corrupted we can also assume. It seems it really comes down to the ever flexible
human sense of fairness, the balance of give and take.
I think overall my point is, why are they two separate things? I guess what separates them is really a matter of give and take.
I think i'm just ranting about the absurdities on our planet and an underlying spiritual nature to it all.
I think if our sense of fairness ceased to be so flexible or at least negotiated to a stable balance, then my friends... well then it seems we're now
living in a utopia.
It's hard to please everyone, we all have different goals in life. I think this re-assures my belief that wisdom facilitates balance - on a
global, and no doubt universal level. You could also say wisdom comes from the balance. They are related either way.
So lets all get wise.