Rohan Singal is a life coach and a mentor at Rejoiss Learning LLP.
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Thursday, 13 February 2014
Power of generosity - a touching talk on gif-tiv-ism
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Today I received an unexpected email from a friend – Vishal
Haria. I almost deleted it as it looked like auto-generated bulk mail. Something
told me to click on the video link instead. It was truly worthwhile.
As I started watching the video (24 min duration), in first
2 minutes I realized it was something very profound. I paused and called my
wife Ruchi to also watch it with me. It was really worth the 24 minutes spent.
We were touched by the talk to our core & were in tears at different
This is a video of the talk given by Pavi Mehta of Service
She talks about practicing unconditionally generosity and how it has the
potential to change the way world works & how we humans look at each other
& the world.
So far my notion of giving, charity, social work was about
‘HAVEs’ doing something for ‘HAVE-NOTs’. And I found it tough to relate to the
The concept in this talk is different. It is more like peer
to peer generosity. It is about shifting general premise to ‘people
want to be selfless’ and ‘we are hard wired to contribute’. In Service Space
initiatives, they work with 3 principles that appear totally contradictory to
business sense: 1. Stay
volunteer run (no paid staff) – people said “it won’t scale” 2. Don’t
fund raise, serve with what we have – people said “it won’t sustain” 3. Focus
on small acts – people said “it won’t be effective”
They have scaled, sustained & blossomed into 500,000
members across the world.
The core theme as noted from their website is:
“Change yourself, change the
world: We believe in the inherent generosity of others and aim to ignite
that spirit of service. Through our small, collective acts, we hope to
transform ourselves and the world.
Our aim is to create a shift from
̵ Consumption to
̵ Transaction to
̵ Isolation to
Do have a look at the video. Some of the stories that
touched us in the video include: Karma Kitchen experience and a guy who got
robbed by a teenager with a knife.
May this video move you into a new way of thinking about
this world & human race, as it did for us.