the ascetic

5 the ascetic

Not this kind:

as·cet·ic

(ə-sĕt′ĭk)

n.

person who renounces material comforts and leads a life of austere self-discipline, especially as an act of religious devotion.
adj.

Relating to, characteristic of, or leading a life of self-discipline and self-denial, especially for spiritual improvement.

 

This kind:

n.
A person who enjoys someone or something without the desire or need to possess.  Who makes available to others, in a gifted way, the ideas and time and things which are theirs, without the need to be repaid, and hoping, wherever possible, this will be paid forward.  
adj.
Reflecting upon the experiences of life with the aim of enjoying each and every one, and giving more.
‘When done properly, gifts are like nothing else.  A gift gladly accepted changes everything.  This imbalance creations motion, motion that pushes us to a new equilibrium, motion that creates connection.’*
(*From Seth Godin’s Whatcha Gonna Do With That Duck?)
(I wrote about this a year ago in next …)
(Apologies if this doesn’t display well.  I’m not sure why and have tried to separate the lines but nothing responds.)

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