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What’s in it for me?

According to Wikipedia, “Boxing Day is a holiday celebrated on the day after Christmas Day. It originated in the United Kingdom, and is celebrated in a number of countries that previously formed part of the British Empire.”

Kate Hahn in her article on The New Yorker on  December 19th 2013 noted that “a visitor from the Commonwealth Realms may be surprised to find that Boxing Day in the United States is not, as it is back home, an occasion to box up goods to donate to the unfortunate. Instead, December 26th is the day when Americans celebrate the box, mostly of the cardboard variety.

Americans observe the day by staying home with their families and staring glassy-eyed at their empty Christmas-present boxes. This is an American form of meditation and, if possible, should not be interrupted. Families do not get dressed or answer the phone, and some put trash bags over their windows and doors so that light cannot enter their homes”.

Back home this good day has seen transition as diverse as it is in a beauty we all share and pride in. It is however important to note that when we share we care and there’s so much more that we stand to build together than when we immediately answer the question that is subject of this note. What is in it for me?

Zig Ziglar in a famous Quote summarizes this in his quote; ” You Can Have everything in life you want, If you will Help Enough Other People Get What They Want”

Billionaire Jack Ma’s story about teaching and the wish of any teacher for the success of the children who pass through their hands humbles. His own experience as an English teacher and the journey into it is an example of how much closing ourselves from helping others closes our fortunes more than it does for those we intend to close for.

What’s in it for me?

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