Secrets to Self Sacrifice
In the 21st century, we come to a conclusion that individuals and organizations are in need of a lot of help financially. That is why we have people like Bill Gates, and Mark Zuckerberg, who donate freely with a loving heart to charities and groups who are in need. Recently, Zuckerberg donated 5 million dollars to an organization that helps undocumented immigrants attend college in the Unites States. Gates donate more than 26 billion dollars to philanthropic causes through the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundations. This includes 10 billion dollars for vaccine research over the next ten years. Why would these people willingly give an enormous amount of money to these different groups and organizations? I came to a thought that they freely give money to others because they have experienced the true meaning of joy through this helpful act. They self sacrificed their lives to make better use of the money that they have. I believe that these people are happy not only for their money or their fame, but because they donate and sacrifice their lives for others. They experience true joy and happiness by seeing other people who are in need, experience a glimpse of what they go through everyday. The word “sacrifice” might seem a little scary, or too “powerful” to some people, but it actually is a wonderful thing. We learn to live not for our own selves, but for others as well. Unfortunately, in today’s society, self sacrifice is not being recognized as much it should. People do not think much about this because they might think that it is a “waste of time”, or “unnecessary.” Therefore, I think that it is very unfortunate that people think like this because self sacrifice can be a true eye opener and a joyful thing in one’s life. If there is an opportunity to self sacrifice one’s life, I believe that we should take that chance with a heart of thanksgiving, no matter how big or small it can be. Every little thing counts.