Quantifying Quality

Updated: Jun 13, 2019

Be it male or female, we open up to the opportunities of assisting fellows and strangers in any imaginable way. Behind the back of one’s mind, there lingers the question, “What’s in it for me?”

This is the heavy philosophizing our Founder and President/CEO (akawnTHINK) has been doing in his psychologically animated moments. And, I quote:


“Bakit most of the time yung tao hirap tulungan yung ibang tao lalo na pag yung tutulungan nila (solicited or not) ay maooverpower/overshadow yung personal agenda nila (so, hindi common good ang iniisip).”


“Hardwired ang brains natin, I’d like to believe, to connect with other people…pero NOT to (truly) help. Gusto lang natin ng affirmation pero not necessarily always willing to lend a hand.”


Be it male or female, we open up to the opportunities of assisting fellows and strangers in any imaginable way. Behind the back of one’s mind, there lingers the question, “What’s in it for me?”


Amazingly, our psyches relentlessly keep count of the number of times we help in consonance to that high feeling of nobility linked to the nagging intention of getting something out of it.


Unconditional assistance seems to be a farce. There is undeniably no one-to-one correspondence between a student lending a pen to a classmate and the former not expecting anything in return. It would make better sense to suppose that there will always be that tug in the former’s (the helped) heart to reciprocate what was done for him/her. The helper’s ego is certainly wrapped around on this thought that he/she can rely on a form of payback.


Although some would dismiss this notion, distracting themselves by wallowing in that perceived cliché that it is much more important to give than to receive, no more, no less; still, the idea of receiving is in hindsight and never totally lost.


Despite the psychological subtleties of biases and ids along with the philosophical intricacies of ethics and metaphysics, individuals are pregnant with their own concepts of computing the value of virtue(s) whose relative negativities must be aborted at once to give birth to the new normal which is the abnormal. If this is gibberish, try putting up with the world’s ideals while surviving unscathed. Well, that’s impossible. To make the long story short, “Just be positive.” Throw everything at that statement and when you’re through, live with what you believe in. The choice is in your hands…err…minds would be the politically-correct term. This is just how perplexing life works.


Therefore, in my humble capacity and ruminations, I am confirming the theoretical remarks of our young but wisdom-seeking (site) catalyst.


Oooops…I might be doing this for the same, exact logic right now and for the love of God, I just can’t help but let human nature take its course.

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