Dinarians, Don’t Lose Sight of Your Humanity.
By Muhammad Ali
For those who have been subscribers to my website and following my weekly newsletters know that I have a column entitled "Mr. Seymour Good Column", which in case you haven't figured it out, translates to 'See More Good".
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The reason why we need this reminder is that it seems the sounds of Alert bells are going off on our RV and looks like we are finally there.
I would like to remind us all, not to lose sight of our humanity, as when our bank accounts start to fill up the devils will come running to us and do whatever it takes to separate our blessed wealth from our hands, preventing us from doing good.
God has chosen us for a reason, we have all bought currency in hopes of a better future and God has promised this to those who kept the faith. God has made us wait for His reasons, and I believe in the time to come He will show us these reasons. So please do not lose sight of this and when it comes time to give, give generously as all of this wealth is a temporary loan to us from the Creator.
For some people, along this journey, they didn't make it, either sold off their currency or passed away. Just a few days ago, one of my Dinarians here in my Malaysian group, passed away from a major stroke. He was 51 and I just had another Dinarian due to financial reasons had to sell off his currency.
We are still holding our currency and still breathing and for those reasons we need to be grateful and give thanks to the Almighty.
I recently wrote an article called "Family Planning" with advice tips on giving money anonymously. If you missed reading the article you can find it on my website in the Articles menu.
In our after RV days, God will send people to us, maybe out of the blue, asking for help or we may even pass by someone who looks like they could use some help and I do not mean that you must go help every single homeless person in your state or give money to a druggie so he can get his next fix. On the contrary, I am suggesting that we may be out and may come across someone in need of help. You may be in a community WhatsApp group and there could be a single mother of 3 kids, in need of supplies to help their kids go to school. Whatever the case may be, try not to lose sight of your humanity, not everyone in the world will be after your money. There are ways to help people from a far without them knowing who you are, as from some of the Seymour Good videos that I shared in my newsletters and then there are times, you want to help people just to see the joy it brings them and letting them know it was you that helped them. Seeing the tears roll down their eyes and the contagious tears and feelings that magically engulfs you too. This super incredible joyous feeling is something that I encourage everyone to experience, if you haven't already. But, just to warn you, you may want to crave that wonderful feeling again and again.
So how do you know when someone genuinely needs your help or they're after your money?
Alright let's look at the negative first; here is a link to '11 Signs Someone Is Using You and What to Do About It' (https://pairedlife.com/friendship/9-Signs-Someone-is-Using-You-How-to-Tell-If-Your-Friend-is-Using-You-For-Money-Social-Status-or-Anything-Else). Remember that these signs will work only for those who you know. For those people that you do not know that you met out of the blue, you don't really need to categorize them as they won't be after your money but your genuine help.
Another important point that I would like to add is draw a line between helping others and your personal safety and security. For example, you may want to help others in another country but you don't know the language and customs over there and may soon find yourself in dangerous situations. In these types of cases best you work within a group that has a system in place. For example, organizations like Doctors for Humanity or Physicians for Humanity. You can either donate and sponsor medical trips or donate and travel with them so you can see your contribution first hand and then you would be safe within their umbrella.
If you still want to help others but afraid of getting too close, why not continually help stocking up your local Food Bank.
There is a Chinese saying that goes: “If you want happiness for an hour, take a nap. If you want happiness for a day, go fishing. If you want happiness for a year, inherit a fortune. If you want happiness for a lifetime, help somebody.” For centuries, the greatest thinkers have suggested the same thing: Happiness is found in helping others.
“The purpose of human life is to serve and to show compassion and the will to help others,” Albert Schweitzer.
Helping others or “Doing unto others” could very well be one of the best things you can do for yourself.
Turns out that being of service, volunteering to help an organization, a colleague or friend, offering to help not only makes you feel good, it is good for you. It can help you to live longer and happier!
How is that? Let's look at the science behind it all.
Endorphins, that wonderful brain chemical that gets produced when you are out there doing that three-mile run. It is what puts you into the state athletes refer to as a Runner’s High. Well, you can experience a similar feeling without busting a lung when you give someone a hand. Though instead it is called, Helper’s High—a euphoria that happens when you do charitable deeds. The psychological theory being that giving and acts of kindness produce a natural mild version of a morphine high.
Please remember, your help can come in every size and shape, big or small. The size, or the amount, of help is not so much the point as is the gesture of genuinely wanting to help. The emphasis being on the ‘genuine’ part.
On the receiver end, when you help someone, that person picks up on, and are touched by, your heartfelt offer to help, no matter what it is for. They feel greater comfort and less stress. The giver, the helper, in turn, experiences a profound sense of satisfaction, of joy, of delight, of happiness, which decreases their stress levels as well. Do this often enough, and it could add to your life expectancy. There is a relatively recent body of research on telomeres, the end-caps of our genes, which shows that long-term stress not only shortens these end-caps, it can also lead to an earlier death. So developing a positive emotional state, offering your time, a warm smile, an empathic touch, may increase the likelihood of you sticking around a while longer.
Conversely, empty gestures get empty results. That is because people want to feel supported rather than feeling like they are putting you out, or are being a burden. It makes them feel guilty. For example, you may only want to help organizations that provide you with a Tax Deductible Receipt.
If you are thinking about some meaningful way to be of service, first, offer to help either someone or a group, as I suggested above. Then two, do it from the heart. Helper’s High is what you will receive when you give from the heart, a gracious act of kindness. It also gives you the added value of being in touch with your life’s purpose. I think Ralph Waldo Emerson put it well. “The purpose of life is to be useful, to be honourable, to be compassionate, and to have it make some difference that you have lived and lived well.”
On that note, I will end this article. Everyone, with the Blessings of the Almighty, our long awaited RV will now be upon us. If you have not set your exchange plans in motion, please visit my website and take a look at my Currency Exchange Planner, my software will definitely help you with your exchange. It covers all of your planning needs, including, debts, precious metals, charity, family and future planning. It has a projection and investment planner, along with a budget planner, serial number tracker and envelope planner. There is absolutely nothing like this currently available to the Dinarians. And now I have created the Add-on, Companion Edition, which helps you plan your Taxes and Net Worth, it even includes a 15 year Advanced Wealth Management Tool and a lot more!
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I hope you have benefited from my article.
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