The nice altruistic people who generously offer without expecting anything in return are the heroes of currels. The selfish villains who take are seen as greedy materialists. Personally, I don't agree with this manichaeism view anymore. I appreciate the honesty of this french nun, who was sometimes nicknamed as "The rebel and fierce saint." She claims: "I have a selfish and domineering temper" or "I know that if I, Sister Emmanuelle, did not practice my religion with all my heart and all my strength, I'd be very selfish". She was keen on shamelessly reclaiming the merits of her charities. This unusual attitude seems quite natural to me.
Is it possible to give without expecting anything in return? I say that such an idiocy only exists as an hypocritical concept in the human mind. All natural processes are made of exchange. The big treez don't produce fruits because their infinite compassion lead them to bountifully feed the poor little animalz. They hope that the animal will defecate or spit the fruit's seeds in a fertile place, ensuring the expansion of their species. The plants photosynthesis provides me with free oxygen? Yes, and my breathing equally give them free carbon dioxide. We mutually exchange vital gas. I look around me, there is nothing else but regulated exchanges. Humans are the only ones, willing to give for free. In my youth I used to believe in this concept, now I see it as a harmful cultural aberration.
In order to feel normal, socially integrated, on the same wave length as one's fellows, it is better to stick to the standards. When we are generous, the society requires that we do so selflessly. We must suppress the rewarding feelings that naturally bloom in our hearts, in order to not oppose what gifts are supposed to look like. The self esteem which spontaneously arises makes us feel guilty : "Whoops! I feel proud of what I just did. Am I selfish? Let's quietly stifle this unworthy feeling". What society makes us do is stupid. It is natural to get a salary in exchange for one's work. The rejoices which blossom as the result of an act of generosity, are the fair natural wages for our efforts. It is an exchange.
What is harmful? Perversion is. It can be compared to an embezzlement. In order to divert money, one must publicly pretend to assign an amount to a particular purpose, while secretly funnelling it elsewhere. Just like money, the energy drained by the generosity can be diverted from its natural use. It can be used to sprinkle joy over intimate wounds, so that they get worse instead of being healed. One can use the natural thankfulness of the aid recipients to dominate them. This thankfulness can be used to build an aura of holiness, thus concealing wrongdoings. One can multiply the generosity deeds to binge on human gratitude... Since all are forced to hide their natural joy, the artificial disguises of the energy funds hijackers go perfectly unnoticed in this landscape of pretense.
Whether cute or convincing, none of our concepts can change any natural law. The obligation to not expect anything in return for an act of generosity, violates the natural law of exchange. We pay the price for this violation. The joy felt by sincerely generous people is slaughted by an artificial guilt. This cuts the elks and stiffens the dynamic of generosity, which is thus confined in specific institutions, instead of being a simple daily life attitude. The vultarks thrive. As they willingly dwell in illegality, they are not affacted by the guilt that strikes the sincere people, therefore their energy embezzlement activities expand. This creates a vicious circle. We hesitates to give. On the one hand, one fears the abortion of joy or the punitive guilt. On the other hand lies the fear of being vampirized by a perverse embezzler. Despite the huge amount of the natural fine, we sink more and more into illegality.
Even if all the sacred, scientific, sociological, religious, spiritual, philosophical, psychological writings tell that I am wrong, I cannot help but proclaiming what itches deep inside of me, which I believe to be in perfect agreement with what I observe in nature. The free gift is a pure conceptual aberration. Giving without getting anything in return, creates a vacuum. It does not exist. Nature abhors vacuum. Every cause has its consequences. Despite its hubris, humanity will never be able to generate any consequenceless cause. Under this law, any act of generosity is followed by a natural retribution in an infinity of forms.
It can be the joy of bringing comfort to others. It can be a self-esteem feeling for successfully overriding one's own small private interests. It can be the pleasure to be useful. It may be the satisfaction of having brought a modest stone to the universal building. It can be the pride to participate in a collective work, beyond the scope of our existence. It may be the upset by facing the limits of our emotional thresholds. It may be the happiness to discover unsuspected resources within us. It may be the stupor to reveal our unlikely dark sides. It can be the learning of new lifesaving laws. It may be the contemplation of the power of the laws and the emotion of seeing them operating, inside of us as well as in the universe... It may be the shock of being ruined, followed by the awareness that it is dangerous to give what we ourselves need, because trade doesn't mean scam.
While it is normal to get the salary of generosity, how to recognize the perverts? The energy embezzler has a precise hidden purpose. His pseudo-generosity focuses on a particular type of salary, he only looks for that one and despises the others. He stagnates in the repetition of the same styles of acts, hoping to get the same style of retribution. He is unable to enjoy the natural wages and requires a targeted one. His true intentions must remain secret, so he must develop its communication accordingly. Thus, inconsistencies between words and deeds can be clues to identify and avoid these energy vampires.
So the tree, so the fruits. The natural wage is feeding in the more or less long term. The vultark seems constantly hungry or greedy, despite his labored pseudo-generosity. But if both the wicked and generous one benefit what they get, what is the difference between them? The pervert misuses a mechanism to his advantage. He just wants to get so he gives as less as possible, negligently, or he pretends and stirs up to display a dedication facade, the donation is irrelevant, useless or illusory. He violates the laws of nature and manages to make the others pay the fine. In contrast, the generous one respects the laws of trade. He provides maximum efforts for his gift to be of genuine quality, he performs highly useful deeds, in order to collect a higher salary.
Generosity is a natural trading system that promotes communication between beings of same or different species. It is an action which motivation and scope are beyond the range of our small individual lives, so the result of the act is unpredictable, the salary is just as unpredictable. This unpredictability gives rise to brewing, changes, novelty, on a broader or smaller scale.
If I invest in a small business, I have small incomes. If I invest in a large business, profits are more important. Similarly, investing one's efforts in one's small life, gives small rewards, while investing one's efforts beyond one's own life, gives huge satisfactions. When the unexpected reward is received, regardless of its content, we have the natural right to enjoy and rejoice. The prosperity that ensues, prompts to increase and vary the acts of generosity, to enrich exponentially, in full natural honesty.