Sometimes we do things because we fee it’s the nice thing to do and while we may have good intentions, the result of our actions end up being the opposite of what we hoped for.
This brings to mind an old saying that goes like this:
“Feed a man a fish and he eats for a day, but teach a man a fish and he eats for a lifetime”.
Wise words eh? Now think for a moment, Of the two choices, regarding another person which leads to the best outcome?
Well you could go for the first choice, problem is the person in need doesn’t ever learn how to take personal responsibility for himself. Instead, he learns how to rely on the one thats going to do for stuff him over and over and over again. In other words, your not not really helping him you are enabling him to become a burden on others even when you are not around. Again, your intentions are good, and it may be easier to just feed the man rather than invest the time and energy to teach him how to provide for himself.
However, you are hurting not only him but yourself and all that care about him as well. In other words everyone loses.
Yes, you may say to yourself that tough love sucks. But how do we make it so that our friend truly benefits in the long-term?
Well, take the time to teach your friend a skill? This may become a real investment of time but now he grows not only in self-confidence but he learns to do for himself and is no longer a problem for others. In fact, he has the chance to spread the love and by doing so he can assist others who may be in need.
With all that said, to be nice isn’t always about doing whats easy. It’s about doing what is best overall.
Have you ever….No, not that song. LOL! But seriously, Have you ever meant to do something and for some reason or another you put it off over and over and over day after day week after week and month after month?
No doubt you have for that is what happened to me. Quite literally in fact. You see, there’s this program called Blender and ever since I found out about it and what it could do I have always wanted to do projects using it. I didn’t realize that goal until just a few hours ago. As it turned out today would be a very very very rainy day.
So smile for me, even if your name isn’t Sarah!
Why should you smile? Well you should already know because that image at the top is indeed my very first render on Blender. I thought it was gonna take forever to do, especcially with my intel 2000 integrated graphics. Good thing that it used the CPU instead LOL!!
Now the hardware I was using was a cpu thats i5 2320 8 GB of RAM and as mentioned Intel 2000 integrated graphics which, while certainly not the best by a long shot would prove to work just fine here.
In order to make this cup with the cloth I followed this awesome tutorial on YouTube. Unlike others that I have tried to follow this one didn’t skip steps and also didn’t move too fast either. I found it easy to understand and actually felt like I was learning something. Then once I did this one, I just had to see what else the author had available, much to my surprise there was plenty more tutorials for me to follow.
I thought that while I would do the same one again the next time I would change the material of the cloth to denim, change its color and even change the thickness of the cups lip. So be on the watch because that render is coming your way soon.
Goodness I am so happy to finally start using Blender!
So happy that I feel like a room without a roof so clap along with me if you feel the same way.