Please Take One


Just One

Halloween is here and gone this year with the coming of November first. Last night all the little ghouls and ghost were running the streets from six to eight pm, grabbing all their little goodies from strangers at their door or left in a bowl in the front for them. Sounds like an innocent and fun time. Use to be this writers favorite night of the year, then you get older and have the joy of handing out the candy or leaving it out for them.

The one issue that I notice when we leave the candy out here, is how fast it goes. Please take one and move on is what was taught growing up for myself. Sadly this is not the case and today we aren’t just talking about the trick or treat kids out there.

When you were a kid and you saw the free loot of candy, did you do what the sign said taking only one piece so everyone could get one? Or were you that kind of kid who would take as much as he could before the next group came up? Sadly it is seen now-a-days that if you took a lot of the candy as a kid, chances are you still have that self entitlement to more.

For example, at the grocery store you see all the samples.  Like the bowl of candy, this is a please take one and move on. Sadly, many people decide to take two or three pieces of day old cheese, because they feel entitled to it. At least, they feel the need to take more, cause heck it’s out there, not their money.

Thing is people focus on what they want, need, and feel they are entitled too. In fact, when we were walking the dogs last night before the madness. A child was  running around screaming, “I WANT MY CANDY, GIVE ME MY CANDY!!” to everyone on he saw.

Halloween is  a real community thing, where neighbors give out food to their community kids. Some of these children and yes, parents take the kindness for a weakness. Because a house runs out of candy does not mean a 35 year old man with his two children under the age of 10, can bang on the door, ring the door bell demanding they want more candy.  The values that are being taught there are ugly. If your neighbor places the candy out in the goodness of their heart, there is no reason to be rude because the candy is all gone.

The message today is, don’t overinduge on free things. Don’t hurt the relationship with your neighbor or someone in your community, because you wanted more. You are not entitled to free things, when they are given out for free then take them at face value. Don’t demand more or take more then your share.

It’s sad that Halloween can really show the greed in people, even if it’s something small as candy.  Enjoy what you get for free, don’t take to much, cause if you do then the rest won’t have a chance to enjoy it. Just relax, no need to yell or scream if you don’t get your way. Just take that one piece of candy and move on to the next house.

Taking your fair share in life is key in this Savage World; that you are no longer just living in, but beginning to own!



About J F Savage
James Savage is a young business owner in the city of Lexington, Kentucky. In 2006, James earned his bachelor's degree in Communications from the University of Cincinnati. Two days after he graduated, James moved down to Lexington, KY as a business partner for Savage Syndications. Here we are years later and James is becoming a force in the business world. He is now CFO and partner of the company. Not many can do what he can do with list building and client relations. Also James was married to college sweet heart Alyssa in August 2008. The happy couple is working hard on making the house perfect and making sure the two puppies are always happy.

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