Theft of Self

By charity, goodness, restraint, and self-control, men and woman alike can store up a well-hidden treasure — a treasure which cannot be given to others and which robbers cannot steal.  Khuddhaka Patha
Our true self is something that cannot be stolen, but we often give it away to other’s demands.
I agree with the above Buddhist wisdom, but add a caveat. The treasure we accumulate by charity, goodness, etc., cannot be given away to someone else or stolen, but we have the ability to throw it away.
So I suggest we store up treasure by acts of charity, goodness, restraint and self-control, but be wary of those who know it can’t be stolen or given away so they seek to have you do what they cannot do — waste one’s treasure and give away your own true self.

About the author

Webb Hubbell, former Associate Attorney General of The United States, is an author and speaker. His novels, When Men Betray, Ginger Snaps, A Game of Inches, The Eighteenth Green, and The East End are published by Beaufort Books and are available online or at your local bookstore. When Men Betray won one of the IndieFab awards for best novel in 2014. Ginger Snaps and The Eighteenth Green won the IPPY Awards Gold Medal for best suspense/thriller.

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