Recently a friend brought to our attention on the words ‘Giving Back’. Since we use these very exact words in our tag line – “At Thank You India you become part of the social chain of giving back” – we were intrigued by the use or perhaps the misuse of it.
The intention of giving back iterated our friend, is that you have had to have taken something in the first place to have to now return it back. As in rebate or recompense.
We at TYI have a different intention of using the words ‘giving back’. It is with satisfaction of our own lives and recognition that we need to share our wealth of whether it be sharing of the knowledge of the artisan work or the artistry itself. In employing the work of the artisan and allowing their work in turn to exist through purchasing their work or by selling their work and giving a portion of the funds to the grassroots’ charities benefiting women, children or education, we are becoming part of the chain of giving back.
Over to you, what do you think of the term ‘giving back’? What emotion does it evoke for you? We would love to hear your comment.