Aspire To Be The Grapevine

Some people, when they do someone a favor, are always looking for a chance to call it in.  And some aren’t, but they’re still aware of it – still regard it as a debt.  But others don’t even do that.  They’re like a vine that produces grapes without looking for anything in return.

A horse at the end of the race…

A dog when the hunt is over…

A bee with its honey stored…

And a human being after helping others.

They don’t make a fuss about it.  They just go on to something else, as the vine looks forward to bearing fruit again in season.

We should be like that.  Acting almost unconsciously.

– Marcus Aurelius, Meditations, Book, 5 part 6 (Hays translation)

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