Don’t be a dung beetle

“We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give.”

This quote by, well, pretty much everybody by now, sums up why we humans are social creatures.

We get food and water and shelter. These things are all necessary; every life form needs them, even dung beetles.

We give love.
We give attention.
We give our help.
We give a smile.
We give hope.
We give trust.
We give…

Well, we give a lot of things.  This is what separates us from much more primitive creatures. Yes, that is what makes a life. Don’t just be a dung beetle.


  1. So true. I think a lot of times we get so caught up in what we have that we forget about those without.

  2. yea! dat’s true we sometimes dot know how a little kind gesture offered 2 someone could raise a person’s hope.

  3. You have mentioned the essence of life. It is better to give than to receive. The more blessings we give, the more blessings we’ll received in return.

  4. brief and but highly concise! truly agree! we humans sometimes forget to thank our creature for giving all of these to us.. and sometimes we are being selfish that we really want it all.. without even thinking that some of us have none..

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