Hurry to do good

They say: “Beauty will save the world!” I would add: “Beauty and kindness will save the world!” The etymology of the word “good” changed. There was a time when the Slavs judged the appearance and beauty of a man with this word. Therefore, beauty and kindness are very close words: a kind person is always beautiful.

Good deeds of people were highly appreciated at all times. When we talk about good deeds, the activity of those who do not fly to the world to save people from disease, teach children, help victims of disasters, etc. comes to mind. Good deeds are also the charity of rich people who built gymnasiums on their own money and schools, opened and maintained free hospitals and homes for the elderly, financially supported talents and helped to educate poor young people. But if each of us will postpone good deeds before the emergence of critical life situations or until he accumulates large capital, then it is possible to be late.


you are striving to ensure that your words and deeds, even small ones, carry your close ones, relatives, friends warmly – that’s already a lot. At the same time, one must always remember that kindness is fundamentally unselfish. If a firm or bank pays for broadcasting a concert of a rock star or pop diva, these actions are not committed without their own benefit. Therefore, I think they can not be considered charitable (that is, bringing good to everyone?), Because such “good” things are based on self-interest. While on the modern Ukrainian horizon of the rich, engaged in charity, is not visible. Our capitalists now care only about themselves and their loved ones. But the representative of the diaspora, Peter Yatsik, founded the International Competition of Ukrainian Language Professionals. Our gentlemen-businessmen and bankers do not do something in a hurry to do good. And how rich.

I remembered a short story-parable of IS Turgenev “Two rich men”. The writer pays tribute and extols the rich man Rothschild, who allocates a lot of money to raise orphans, to treat patients, to support

lonely old people. And then Turgenev remembers how a poor Russian peasant took an orphan into his family. On the complaints of his wife that they are already hungry in the family, and now they will not even have to buy salt to salt the soup, the peasant answers: “We are hers and not salty.” Turgenev concludes: “Far to Rothschild before this man!” Yes, this poor man is more kind than a billionaire, richer in his soul. No wonder the story is called “Two rich men”, although formally one of the heroes is a poor man.

Concluding the composition, I want to say: this phrase is very true: “Hurry to do good!” Do not wait until you become rich, like Rothschild. Good deeds. These are kind words, help to the old people, and support of friends. Think about it: when was the last time you gave your mother flowers? And when helped her in the household? How long has Grandma visited? Do you call your grandfather regularly, do you share your problems with him? Did you help your younger sister when she asked you for help, or did she dissuade herself from her eternal employment? Did you visit a sick friend? This is all and much more, my coeval, you can do today. Do not put off good deeds for the future!

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Hurry to do good