Do we owe the World anything?

What do we owe the World?

I don't think we owe the world a lot of things. I say this because we are all Independent Individuals. Examples of this can be that the majority of us aren't nice to strangers because they haven't done anything to help us in any way, shape or form. I wish I had the statistics to prove this but then again my views shouldn't be based on numbers that have been generated by other people. We are free to do whatever we want to do in life. We're told to use our strengths to help out others if we choose too, but we aren't obligated to do this. What I'm trying to get at is to speak about why this theory makes a lot of sense to me and to show all the people who reads my blogposts why it's useful to live by this.

I personally choose to help out people when all means necessary. I don't do it everyday, but it is a frequent as it can be. This can easily be done by just listening to what someone has to say or giving up time out of my day to help out a friend. These are all things that I choose to do and I do this to not expect things in return. I don't owe the world my time or my generosity as it's my choice to give that out. We have no preset obligations in life which means that we are free to do anything that we want to do.

'Man / Woman are condemned to be free'.

Although, majority of us have been taught to think otherwise. Parents, Friends, Family and many more influences have taught us that we have to have some sort of duty towards other people. We're "supposed" to help others, fix their problems, stop them from difficult situations and generally just be pleasant to all that we encounter with. Why are we told to do this? There is no logical reason as to why, but we are all taught that it is the right thing to do. Sure, helping out others can implement their lives and can also benefit us in the long run, but this doesn't mean that we are obligated to follow what we are told.

I tend to over help people sometimes and this ends up with me becoming a People Pleaser. I don't want that for anybody as you start to sacrifice your own needs for others. This won't happen to everyone, but it happened to me and sometimes you have to just sit back and put yourself first which I have found quite difficult lately if I'm honest. Again, this is not to say that helping others doesn’t make practical sense sometimes, because you will get help in return when needed.

So let's go back to the main question that I asked at the beginning:

"What do we owe the World?"
Absolutely nothing.

Nothing forces us to give back to people, it's up to your person to decide that. There are no written laws about giving back to what was given to you in the first place. Of course giving back is a wonderful and amazing thing to do but we are not entitled to do this (unless it's like contracted I guess). We are free to choose our own path in life and whether it means giving back and "owing the world" then so be it, but if not then you're not a bad person either.

This post hasn't been 'heavily' researched as I thought it would be easier to write from the heart as usual and just jot down what my initial thoughts were to this question. Hopefully I haven't offended anyone!

"We don't owe the world anything as it was here first."

Disclaimer: This is something completely different to what I would usually write on my blog, but a good friend of mine (love you James!) suggested this topic to me and asked for my opinion about this & here it is :)

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