Happy New Year !!!
I got a lot of greetings on all possible communication media like email, SMS, facebook, etc. The most popular greeting was “Wish you a happy and prosperous New Year”. In fact, I too wished a few people with those words last year. But I am thinking if we are reflecting a “consumer” mentality or a “contributor” mentality.
When a person wishes me “happy”, is it “may people and situations make you happy” or is it “may you make people and situations happy”? When a person wishes me “prosperity”, is it “may you enjoy prosperity” or is it “may you create prosperity”? Even when I pray “Oh Lord, protect me from bad things”, do I mean “bad things that others may do to me” or “bad things that I may do to myself and to others”?
In short, what is my attitude to the world? Am I a consumer or contributor? Do I want to be a burden to the earth or do I want to be a nett contributor? Do I accept the situation where I work more than I am paid for? Do I give more to my job than I get from it? Do I give more to my family than I get back? Do I give more to the society than I get from it? … Financially, physically, intellectually, emotionally, morally, …? Am I a consumer or a contributor?
Anyway, Wish you a happy and prosperous New Year.