“Ooh you almost had it. You gotta be quicker than that.”
Why the heck is there a surplus of sugar daddies and mommies invading people’s spaces with their schemes, scams, and love of fishing(phishing) with money?
Not only is there a surplus of misdirected sellers of dreams that you didn’t ask to buy, there is a surplus of finessers waving money and bragging on the bag, yet so selfish that they can’t see nor even consider the person standing next to them that could use the potential penny percentage of what they are flashing and bragging about.
Maybe this post is ruffling some of your feathers. Good. It should be.
First, let me combat the statement that broke people desire for financially abundant people or rich people to feel bad about having money. Not in my case!! As a temporary financially broke person (rich in other areas), my irritation doesn’t come with the desire for someone well off to feel bad about their money. My irritation stems more from the fact that you can literally sit next to someone on the verge of suicide because they just can’t get ahead and only need $1000… yet, people will go spend a minimum of $10K on a watch, necklace, a suit, and much more, while some of the closest people to them only need a temporary moment of assistance.
Please don’t tell me this isn’t so because I have experienced six figure friends (formerly friends) and pastors that suddenly go mute or into cricket mode if you share that you need some assistance. It blew me away. Blew. Me. Away.
Well, you’re probably saying it was because you had an expectation that wasn’t met. You darn right. My expectation was to at the vey least get an acknowledgement of the exchange of information. There was no pressure applied to actually donate to my cause but a simple: “Okay, I will see what I can do” or “I can’t help at the moment but I can share it with someone who can” or “Okay, thanks.” Silence when you have a relationship, or even if you don’t, is very hurtful. You don’t have to know everyone to help them if you’re able to. The problem is that people aren’t willing to do anything… until it’s a mass trendy bandwagoning style incident. And the ones who are willing to help are the ones that are scheming and faking it, which hurts the ones who really need help. Sugar daddies and sugar mommies that are seeking victims, yes, I am talking to you!! This is my opinion and experience though. It’s hurtful, harmful, frustrating, and sad.
On a lighter tip, let this not overshadow the ones who are doing what they are able to do. Let this not dim the light of those who contribute $5, $25, $100 and more to help others that they don’t know but need their assistance, even if they can’t immediately return the favor. I heard the term “irrationally generous” and I wondered are people truly able to go above and beyond to help or pour into others with the only motive being to help someone out of love and ability. Yes, people are. Are they willing? Well, that’s a question that you have to ask yourself. For real, ask yourself that right now.
Irrational Generosity, is it in you?