Essay Contest: Giving is Receiving — Tiger Peng

Screen Shot 2015-12-11 at 9.17.34 PMTiger Peng (7th grade)

Giving is Receiving

10 December 2015

Many would look at the charitable acts that occur right around the holiday season as being to the detriment of the giver. In fact, the opposite is true.

Of course, speaking from a position of such privilege, sitting in a comfortable chair typing on quite a decent computer, it is easy to look at such an act as insignificant. But to those who are willing and able to be charitable, you could argue that the giver is receiving just as much as the receiver.

People are kind because it makes them feel good about themselves, giving will make someone’s life a little bit better, which will make you feel good about yourself. It will often make you glow a little bit brighter, stand a little bit straighter, and smile a little bit wider, even though you received no physical benefit.

Updated: December 13, 2015 — 1:51 am
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