I bet the title of previous article, "Are you a taker" got instantly translated in your head to "Are you bad?"
What you don't know is that if you are not allowed to take, you won't be allowed to give... the ultimate stingy... If you are not allowed to live according to your nature, you will do cartwheels to avoid it... even if and even when your nature would take you where you want to go.
There is a major difference between you and your dog. Your dog is happy, and you are not.
If you have lived a lifestyle that left you with no foundation for self-growth is answering the question... what comes first: the chicken or the egg.
You, people in this predicament have one characteristic in common: you don't want to do anything that you cannot see the immediate usefulness of it.
Usefulness can also be enjoyment... enjoyment is useful.
This common characteristic has rendered you to either rely on your quick intelligence in school, and you had reasonable to good grades, or you had bad grades... the result in common: no knowledge of the world, no foundation for self-growth, because no real learning took place.
The percentage of humanity that would like to grow, but has nothing going for them, other than that vague desire, is a staggering 70%. 70%!