BENEVOLENCE: A GENTLE TOUCH THATS SOOTHES THE SOUL
Benevolence is termed as ‘well wishing’ as per the oxford dictionary, but in reality this word has a lot of depth. A benevolent heart gives without thinking and generously offers. Its origin is from a Latin word ‘bene’-‘well’, ‘volent’-‘wishing’. The meaning of benevolence can be extended to doing well to others in a generous way and being selfless. Also a heart that gives is a heart that is considered as next to purity. There are many words that are used to describe this variant word- kindness, compassion, generosity, munificence, goodwill, etc. Benevolence is a character that every human possesses. It is human nature to be benevolent to other people either to your family, friends, close relatives or others. Benevolence as the title suggests is a gentle touch that soothes the soul. A heart that gives generously suggests that the person is friendly and doesn’t expect anything in return. It leaves a good impression on his character and also helps in moulding one’s self being. People say that a benevolent heart resembles god and frankly speaking it is true only when you give unconditionally. Putting conditions on your giving is human but giving without expecting anything in return is divine. Have you ever been in a situation of lending money to a friend or even having to dress up as a weird bunny for your sister’s birthday party? Well these are few situations many people have been in and have said no. The best examples of benevolence in the world today are philanthropists like Bill Gates, J.K. Rowling, and Angelina Jolie, etc. According to all beliefs and principles in religion benevolence is also termed as almsgiving and is also a way of atoning from one’s wrong doing in life. Now a question arises in people as they think of this so...
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