The True Notion of Giving

Why doing as little as possible just matters as much

Tia Ella Gliata
4 min readJan 3, 2021

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I went to a hospital the other day to take a SWAB test as a lot of people did.

As I was waiting for my turn, I saw a lot of doctors and nurses passing by and I started to wonder, “What does it feel like to wake up knowing that you’re gonna help a lot of people today?” Cause I don’t think I’d know the answer.

I let the thought passed by and continued taking the test.

I grew up loving doing entrepreneurship stuff. I have a business major and I work in the advertising and sales industry. Everything I’m doing on a day-to-day basis isn’t very ‘selfless’.

Some people actually choose their professional jobs to help other people, but I’m fully aware that it wasn’t my fate to do one. I have always known that my passion lies in business, but there must be a way to help other people with or aside from it.

I struggled for years trying to figure out a middle ground of how I can achieve both, either if it was going to be one action for both purposes or two separate things.

I have tried pretty much everything over the years. Most of them I cannot stick with only after a little while, but I did realize that I understood it wrong.

I wrongly understood the basic insights of what it should actually be conceptually regardless of what actions it might be in the form of. I had been focusing on the wrong thing and the only way to get it right is to understand the basic concept of giving, how it should be started, and what it actually means when someone does what they do.

Uncountable Impact of Giving

I live in the world of numbers within causal impact factors. If 1+1 doesn’t equal 2, then it’s either I’m counting it wrong or there are other factors I skipped to count on.

Life doesn’t work like that, nor does giving.

You’d never know the impact of what you’ve done voluntarily because you don’t know what happened on the other side of it.

You might think that giving a little can only help a little and you might be right. But that little thing can also lead to a bigger thing that no one can predict…

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Tia Ella Gliata

Pouring my heart out. Writing as self-therapy. Healthy lifestyle, exploring, & building a community I’ll devote my life to. Cheerio!