Originally posted by brokedown
It is Admirable that you saw a fellow Human being in need, PLACE IN FRONT of YOU, and you responded in kindness.
These acts of random kindness should be performed by each of us when the need is place in our face.
Not to discount anything that you did, but some advice to you on how you react after performing a random act of kindness.
One should NEVER announce that they have performed an act of kindness, you have already received all the reward that you are due through our praise of your actions.
Would it not have been better to have said nothing and be “owed” your reward.
Just food for thought.
edit on 15-11-2011 by brokedown because: (no reason given)
Originally posted by yaluk
reply to post by muse7
and you should not look for praise when you do something for someonelse.. it kinda defeats the purpose as the praise you get is like getting something out of it. I hate when i do nice things and people give me praise. they don't understand that i just do it because I should regardless of praise or admiration.edit on 15-11-2011 by yaluk because: (no reason given)
Originally posted by hardamber
Bless your heart for helping that family out.
My vet would never turn a man like that away. His office is very informal and he does not have staff that shields him from the patients financial concerns. I have seen him on several occasions do things for people at no charge. He said it's just good karma to help people. In return, he has a lot of people who LOVE him. His reputation is spreading throughout several towns and people travel many miles to have their pets cared for by him.
That vet got into the "business" for the money. He probably has a slick looking office and charges office visits. This is disgusting. I can understand people wanting to make a decent living but they should not do so at the expense of the less fortunate.
My vet has a very humble office and reasonable charges and yet still manages to make very good money.
Originally posted by muse7
It happened yesterday, I was at the veterinarian clinic to get my dog's shots up to date. Keep in my mind that my financial situation is not the best in the world. While I was there waiting, this man and his daughter came inside with their dog that seemed very sick. They had the $125 for the basic physical exam to see what was wrong with the dog, however the receptionist told them that any treatment after that would be at extra cost. The man told the receptionist that he had no money to cover the extra expenses after that. He was told to fill out an application for something called "Care Credit", it's a credit card but it can only be used for medical expenses. He didn't qualify.
He was begging to the receptionist in front of his 12 year old daughter, their dog was in very bad shape. It's shocking how some veterinarians claim they "love animals" but they ignore animals that are in desperate need of help, time and time again. I know that they have expenses to pay, and a staff that expects a paycheck every week but how can they sleep at night knowing they let an animal die, just because it's owners didn't have money?
I was sitting there, and I was listening to the whole thing, and I told myself that I needed to do something to help them. For me, money is not as important as saving a life whether it's a human or an animal. So as they were leaving and getting into their car, I followed them and called the man over, I talked to him and told him that I would talk to the receptionist and ask her I could use my credit card to pay for their expenses, I was able to and I told the man that he could pay me monthly or whenever he could. I really don't care if he doesn't pay me, I couldn't care less about the money or if he pays me back. What's rewarding for me is knowing that I helped someone, when they thought they had no one to turn to, their dog will be okay and the little girl is happy, knowing her dog will be okay.
It's sad how money decides whether or not you'll have a place to sleep, if you'll eat or if you'll live or die. What happened to compassion? Why have we decided to put Money above everything else? Have we really sunk so low that having money decides whether or not someone will live or die?edit on 11/15/2011 by muse7 because: (no reason given)
Originally posted by mytheroy
This is why I firmly believe there will be a civil war, once more people open their eye's and truly see what's going on. Our government is either aware or not aware that the population does out number those who trample the rights of their people and pass laws to benefit theirs.