The Giver and the Receiver

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In response to The Daily Post’s writing prompt: “I Want to Know What Love Is.” Is there a single idea that runs through all the definition of love?

It is better to give than to receive.

Between two people at  any moment one is in need and the other one is in plenty. Like a pitcher of water pouring down into an empty glass. And in that moment an act of charity from the one who has is taking place and an act of humility from the one who have nothing receives.  The giver presumed to be aplenty gives in whatever  form,  amount or value. Be it lending an ear, a smile, or good thoughts.  While the receiver in his or her lowest level expects what he gets. Be it compassion, generosity or hostility  and indifference. Likewise, the one giving charity is not precluded from exercising humility, while the one in need could exercise charity in another form.

These are two primary human actions where love precedes, charity and humility. The person in front of you may be the one in need or the one you need.

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