Being a Giver or Taker: What’s Better?


By Staff Reports

(DGIwire) — Gandhi once said, “The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others.”

Life, as they say, is all about “give and take.” There is a time to give and a time to take, and the right balance of both is key to success. Arguably, sometimes it is okay to take; however, most of us would agree that giving is far more rewarding. Some believe that to those who give more, more will be given in return. However, aside from its many benefits, the message is plain and simple: giving makes people happy. Giving in lieu of taking is far more recompensing and will be a huge source of inner happiness, and we all want to be happier. We are all human and life is uncertain, but just like the old adage “when life gives you lemons, make lemonade,” you have to eliminate the negative thoughts and replace them with positivity.

We encounter give-and-takes in our professional lives, our love lives and just in our plain old everyday lives. Situations arise in which we have to make compromises and allowances. Essentially, give-and-takes are investments, weighing out the positives and negatives, and coming to an end goal.

The Huffington Post suggests specific habits that supremely happy people follow that maybe you should too; some of which being:

  • Surround yourself with other happy people.
  • Appreciate the simple pleasures
  • Devote time to giving
  • Spend money on other people
  • Look in the bright side

Harry Edelson, the legendary financial analyst and soon-to-be-published author of the new book Positivity: How to Be Happier, Healthier, Smarter; and More Prosperousknows all too well that being happy is the key to a successful and wonderful life. The Epoch Times reported that over the years, Edelson has returned $18 million to his investors because he felt as though he didn’t do the work to deserve that large sum of money.

Businessman balancing coffee cups“If you want to be happy, it’s all in your mind; I wake up happy everyday of my life,” says Edelson. “Negative thoughts perpetuate bad things to happen; therefore, if you remain positive about every situation, overall happiness will be achieved.”

Through his book Edelson discusses many tips for leading a happy and successful life, even in the most challenging circumstances. Positivity is available now for pre-order at

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