In the human world — where a large part of activities are based on trades — our collective well-being often hinges upon one regularly reaching out to another.
For example, when we're in trouble, we might find ourselves on the receiving end of a good deed, while in other cases, we can also be the one initiating the deed.
On the surface, it might seem that those who're doing the giving are clearly on the losing end of the bargain, but the fact is, it is actually much more rewarding to give than it is to receive.
In fact, this is a theme that will become increasingly apparent — as we dwell into the nature of caretaking and the nature of being taken care of.
If you are like most of us, you have people in your life who are important to you. Most likely, they've done a lot of something to deserve your trust and gratitude. For example:
And then, there's also the dependents on the other side of the spectrum. For all intents and purposes, these are individuals who regularly depend on others to get their needs met — whether it's physical, emotional, financial or spiritual.