I’m going to be starting a new job several states away, and I’m wondering if I should try to…
Do something for someone today without any intention of receiving something in return, even a thank you.
what does this quote mean?
teine, if you are good towards those who can help you in some way, then there’s the possibility that you are looking for that return benefit. If you are good towards someone who cannot help you in any way, then that possibility is removed. It’s pure caritas. It doesn’t mean helping those who can help you is bad; it’s just saying you can see whether a person is selflessly good this way. The quote, which may apparently not have been Samuel Johnson after all, is a direct paraphrasing of two sayings of Jesus. In Luke 6:33, Jesus said, ” If you do good to those who do good to you, what credit is that to you? Even sinners do the same.” And in Luke 14:12b-14a: “When you hold a lunch or a dinner, do not invite your friends or your brothers or your relatives or your wealthy neighbors, in case they may invite you back and you have repayment. Rather, when you hold a banquet, invite the poor, the crippled, the lame, the blind; blessed indeed will you be because of their inability to repay you.”
This quote is not Samuel Johnson. More likely Dear Abby/Ann Landers — http://www.samueljohnson.com/measure.html