Thursday, September 8, 2011

What Does This Mean to You?

On page 86 of The Hero's Trail, the author quotes from the Talmud, "Whatever you take, you will someday lose. But whatever you give, you will always have."

In a few sentences, explain what this quote means to you. Give an example if possible.

54 comments:

  1. I think what T.A Barron meant was that something that we love,or loved that you always keep with you that one day it will be gone.

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  2. Wow I think that is powerful and touching in the same way. If you take it will come and nip you in the butt,if you give it comes back in a shiny box in a giant red bow

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  3. What I think he means is that whatever we take or keep will soon be gone but whatever we give we will get back someday forever.

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  4. I think what T.A meant is that when you give something good will happen to you. And if you dont it will not come back and reward you.

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  5. I think that T.A. Barron was trying to say.Something that you take you'll just forget about it someday.Whatever you give you'll always have a special place in your heart.

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  6. I think T.A means is that if you take forcibly something you will lose it. But if you give you will always remember it as if you still have it.

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  7. I think it means that if you take something or have something you will one day lose it when you go to Heaven. But if you give you will always have it in your heart. That's what I think it means.

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  8. I think that when you give you will get back someday.

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  9. T.A Barron meant that if you take this item it is not that important in your life.If you give it is always important cause you are helping others in need.

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  10. I think the way he puts is what we do all the time.

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  11. I think what T.A. Baron meant was that what ever you take or have you will lose when you go to Heaven. But what you give will always be in your heart. That's what I think it means.

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  12. I agree with lee18. I think what T.A. Barron meant was if were selfish and don't give to people who are less fortunate then us we will lose it all but, if we give to them and are not selfish we will gain everything we need for the rest of our life.

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  13. Well if you take something you are likely to caught and you would have to give it back. But if you give that person will feel good and you to.

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  14. I think he means that if you give something from your heart that it's the same as getting a gift, but if you take something from somebody you will eventually lose it.

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  15. It's great to receive, but giving a giver shows how much you care and sometimes if you give it's a greater gift in return. ex. "Treasure in an Oatmeal box". The relationship between Mr. Matthews and Kevin all because of the wooden dog.

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  16. I think what it means when ever you give something it will always stay with you for being generous. When ever you keep something you are greedy.

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  17. What I think it means is that when people are selfish,they always spend it on their selves and not there souroundings.And people who are alawys giving they are the ones who become mature and helpfull.

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  18. I think the author means if you steal you will probably get caught by the police. But if you give from your heart it will live on forever.

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  19. I remember the things I have given as gifts more than I have received, because I like giving better than getting stuff.

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  20. I think what it means is that if you get something, it probably will not last forever, but if you give to someone, the happiness they showed will always be in your heart.

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  21. It means that whatever you take from others someone will eventually take from you. But, whatever you give to others you will always get back.

    For example, when you give someone a smile you usually get one in return and you still have your smile to give again.

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  22. To me, I think it is better to give than to receive. If a person is always taking they never have anything to give. Giving always comes back as a gift. The gift of love is an example - the more you give it and show it, the more it comes back to you.

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  23. I think what this saying means is it better to give than to recive

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  24. I think that it means if you take something you will eventually lose. Whatever you give will be in your heart with you wherever you go. For example, if a robber robbed a bank and then gave the money back, he would feel less distressed and feel better.

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  25. I think that the saying means if you take someone else's stuff it may pay off now but it will turn against you but if you don't it will pay off later.

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  26. Hunter Ruff-Matthews 15September 15, 2011 at 12:32 PM

    It means something in some way I can't put in to words. But I think it's cool in an cool way... but it is still true.

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  27. To me,it means whatever you get on earth,you won't have in heaven. What you give on earth,you will have in heaven.

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  28. I think that it means to try. To give it your best shot. Like if you don't try then you will be sorry that you didn't. That is what I think.

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  29. It reminds me that you can`t take everything to heaven with you.

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  30. To me I think that means give more than you take like don't be selfish, and don't take things for granted.

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  31. I think what he is saying is that giving is more inportant than getting something. That is what I think

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  32. I think that if you take you will someday loose the joy of that gift. But if you give you will have the joy of giving forever

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  33. I think it means that if you only take, you wont be happy. However, if you give, you will be really happy. I think it's sort of like what the Bible says.

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  34. I think author T.A. Baron was saying that if you give you will receive but if you take you will never receive.

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  35. I think when you steal mostly, you won't be happy. Then it will pay later,but when you give you will be happy for a long time.

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  36. I think what the quote means that if you take you won't get stuff in return. But if you give, blessings will be given to you just by the act of your gift. It's better to selfless than selfish.

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  37. I think what T.A Brown is saying is that if you have something that you you have and you love you always need to let it go and want you get you will always have it, no matter what.

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  38. It means to me that if you love some thing you will someday have to give it up. You can not have forever.

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  39. I think it means that if you give a lot you will have a good life in HEAVEN and with GOD!!!!!!! Giving to others is a reward to your self also.

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  40. This means to me that you might receive something that you really love but you're always gonna loose that love for that thing. But when you give someone else a gift, it doesn't have to be something you buy, it can be giving someone a smile or a hug or sitting with someone at lunch. But making that someone happy is a love that will last!

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  41. I think T.A. meant that when you take something you will someday lose it. But if you give something, you will always have it in your heart.

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  42. I think it means if you keep something it will probably be gone in heaven. But if you give something it will always be in your heart and you'll have a great time knowing you did something nice!

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  43. I think give more then you take. Because God will support you with what you need.

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  44. I think the quote means if you take something you will never feel good about it and it will never really be worth it but if you give something you will always remember how it made the other person happy and it will always be special to you. For example, if you cheated your brother out of money it's not really worth it but if you give something special to him it will make you feel really good!

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  45. I think it means if you don't give everthing to God you'll feel emptyness,but if you have faith,hope,and love and give everthing over to God you'll feel the emptyness is gone.

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  46. I think it means that if you don't give everything to God you'll feel empty but, if you do give everything to God that emptiness will disapear like magic.

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  47. I think it is always better to give than to take. The writer probably meant that giving is more rewarding because it pleases God.

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  48. I think it means it is better to give then receive. For example when the widow gave more money than the other people.

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  49. I think it means that if you give something you will always have your good deed in your heart and if you take something you haven't really earned it.

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  50. What this means to me is is what you get you will lose it one day,and what you give to someone you will get something in reward.

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  51. Like if something is stolen like your heart from doing something very very very bad or like if you take something then you forget about it and leave it somewhere.And if you give it to someone and he or she wants it more than you then you and cares about then he or she might take care of it.

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  52. it means you can get something but some day you wont have it,and what you give is always be with you and god will love you

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  53. It means if you steal you actually never had it but if you give you will fell really well.

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