I think sharing is a difficult concept. It is particularly difficult for children and it is a cause of distress to parents who see their little ones clobber one another before giving up a toy, attention, or even a part of themselves when they are expected to hug or kiss or greet someone they don’t feel like hugging or kissing or greeting at the moment if at all.
As adults we are selectively reluctant to share. We understand that information is power and that giving up information may be embarrassing or cause embarrassment or unlock aspects of ourselves that we want to keep to ourselves. At the same time, we seek information about others with mixed motives. We are compassionate, we wish to help and at the same time we enjoy gossip. Thus, sharing may not always be caring.
I have been going through my brain to find sayings, preachings or teachings that promote sharing. Nothing specific came to mind.
So, if we want to be fine human beings, do we really have to share? I think the answer is, it depends.
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