“Live-It-Forward” Gratuity Model

“Live-It-Forward” Gratuity Model

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Few people would intuitively understand the “Live-It-Forward” model*. Here, its differences versus that of the famed “Pay It Forward Model” ~ is discussed.

*Subject to revision and rewriting amends for accessible reading. 

What is “Live-It-Forward” model?

A reciprocal model of gratifying life experiences as “Progress” (“Live-It”). Rather than forwarding of “Outcomes” (“Pay-It”). The distinction here lies with the admitting the importance of the self, before altruism or charity manifests as an event or transaction. Hence what exactly is needed before all “Outcomes”? Simple, it’s “Ability”. Ability is authentication of one’s (again, the “self”) ~ biology, physiology, and psychology. In other words, “Live-It-Forward” ~ can be thought of as the needed-precursor before charity (“Pay-It-Forward”) or benevolence ~ becomes possible.

The “Gratuity” component is the respect of that individual’s or the self ~ realisation of experiences through authentic written self-journalling. “You”, as the prospective reader & visitor of this Book and branding initiative ~ remains therefore the prime importance at manifesting your own potentials of self-gratitude. Through biology, first and foremost.

Before you can then spend (or expend) it elsewhere – as an extension of that gratitude.

Why “Live-It-Forward” ~ is more authentic than “Pay-It-Forward”?

“Live-It-Forward” centres around the more accountability side of gratitudes. Than being speculative at merely witnessing “Likes / subscribe counters”. 

It is an emphasis on the “experiencing” of progress than simply the “passing” of arithmetic point-and-click outcomes of the 21st century. # Likes, # followers, # subscribers, etc.

“Live-It-Forward” model relies not by arithmetic distributions of gratitude. Instead, it is pre-determined through the individual’s own biological and nutritional determinations whether they can “Live-It~Through”; any solicited advice/s, ideology, principle/s way of life, etc.

To put these into perspective  ~ required us to examine our current climate and sentiment; on how we perceive gratitude. Especially amidst our (troubled and misused) ~ Social Media.

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“Likes” and/or “Subscriptions” are welcome. But frivolous, at best.

Handing out “likes” is as lazy as saying “I’m flattering you enough as is! Can’t you see? But I don’t wish to contribute further to your benevolence ecosystem!”. Indeed, giving away “Likes” are readily convenient and nobody has any “time” stringing together meaningful comments. Yet anyone can readily string it all in their head.

However, one must question whether seeing a number or an arithmetic change alone – truly makes that world of a positivity.

So, do numbers, as in mathematical symbols of “numbers” alone – automatically makes one warranted to receive respect? Materially speaking, “yes” but remains an ever so anxious recall for more arithmetics for the sake of arithmetic, alone. A “material” does not “offer anything” until it is interacted with ~ meaning, purpose, or rationality.

Jordan Peterson’s exam on the word “Respect” (3:05 onwards) is noteworthy. We do not (and cannot) simply give away “Respect”. We must instead earn it.

But people may argue that “It’s the thought that counts”. Unfortunately, We cannot see or learn just from numbers. But we may increase our chances of learning from experiences; behind what provokes that very “thought” in the first place. Once again ~ biology from another self. A “dialogue” is more worth it, is it not ~ than merely seeing “numbers” that we can only expect it to go “up”?

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Biological Experience + Instrumental Rewards = True Gratitude.

Numbers only represents glasses served “half-full”. Each and every moment of thanks-giving should impose (firstly) Biological expression, then outwardly as sociological. As follows:

  1. I am validated biologically; be it through body language, gestures, handshakes, hugs, pats on the back. For what I have done as servitude has indeed been organically interpreted as “enough“.
  2. …Before then I am rewarded instrumentally. Be it through monetary wages, income, tangible materials & resources needed for that one day I may be able to reciprocate this experience onto others.

The problem with simply giving away “Likes” is that such gratuity model is almost empty. A shell without soul. Incomplete, unwarranted gratitude. “What” do people thank you “for”? They do not thank you for nothing.

Almost certainly, gratitude is earned. But through what exactly? Once again ~ this may only stem from biology. The only way through this? Is to “Live-It”Forward.

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TLDR; Don’t just “Pay-it” forward.

But “Live-It-Through”. All the way. Hence, “Live-It-Forward”.

Opinions and judgments after all, are free. Experiences and circumstances on the other hand? Priceless.

Please exercise ~ your due conscious asking more questions each time you receive a “Like” or a “Subscriber” count update. Graphic Designers / Creatives / Fashionista’s / Marketers often work in highly frivolous mindsets of looking good, for the sake ~ of looking “good”. Loud for the sake of Loud. Homogenuinity in trade for Authenticity.

Live-It-Forward,

AW™.

 


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