Tip #47F: Be A Giver!
If you ask a man (or woman) who the three most important people are in his life, he might say "me, myself, and I". Of course he will not say it verbally but he will through his actions. I get why a person might think this because, as a society, we are often fed the message "self before others". We see several well-known athletes, businessmen, and politicians in scandals and schemes because they need more. Enough isn't enough. We all know that the underlying issue is usually greed and what appears to be the "good life" often ends in a life of despair and loneliness. Check out this article I found on www.extremescience.com that answers the question "Why is the Dead Sea so Salty?"
"...All roads lead to the Sea when it comes to the rivers in the area. The Dead Sea is continually fed water from the rivers and streams coming down off the mountains that surround it. But the kicker is this....no rivers drain out of the Dead Sea. The only way water gets out of the Sea is through evaporation. And boy does it evaporate! This part of the world get plenty hot. When the water evaporates, it leaves behind all the dissolved minerals in the Sea, just making it saltier. In fact, it's through the dual action of; 1) continuing evaporation and 2) minerals salts carried into the Dead Sea from the local rivers, that makes the Sea so salty. The fact that the water doesn't escape the Sea just traps the salts within its shores."
Wow, what a strange phenomenon but many people live their lives the same way. They believe that the more they get, the better off they will be. On the other hand, studies have shown that giving increases your health, and good health equals a long life, usually. But don't take my word for it. Google "benefits of giving" and see what you find. I'll finish by saying that my goal is to see you grow up to be capable, informed, and responsible young men.
Written 3/29/2016 by John Weaver