Tuesday, 9 December 2008

Sacrifice

Just of late, I was roaming around the net and I stumbled upon the above-mentioned word that, at one glance, looks like too big a word. And seems to me, breaking it down to a simpler magnitude appears to be almost impossible, for this term per se carries such a massive load of weight. I didn’t exactly stumble upon the word by chance though, as obviously yesterday was the beginning of Eid-Adha festival and consequently I was merely googling about the occasion and its significance. After spending 30 minutes clicking a link after another in Google to learn more about this event and some other related articles, I came across the word Sacrifice. With my cat’s-like curiosity, I spent another 30 minutes searching about this topic and managed to snag some definitions of the word from the net. As in the Wikipedia definition of it. On the word of the online encyclopedia, the term is used metaphorically to describe selfless good deeds for others or a short-term loss in return for a greater gain, such as in a game of chess.

Prior to reading the definition, one thought popped in my head out of the blue and got me thinking...is donating money and deducting it from your tax a selfless act?

By the by, to all Muslims around the globe...I wish you Eid-Adha Mubarak :)

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Zatil said...

Yay! Terima kasih, Peter!

Holly said...

Not a muslim dear but I wish you a wonderful Eid-Adha all the same :)

You've made a very good point about donation to charity and then claiming the tax deduction. I suppose it isn't really a sacrifice, although it forces the government in the long run to support the charity in question. For instance, you donate $5 to a charity, you have a tax reciept you put in at tax time to deduct the $5 from your taxable income, and depending on your income you might get that $5 back (and the government will then be out of pocket, but that $5 is still in charity) or you might not, if you have made considerable income that year.

Sorry Zatil, tax bores me so I'm going to completely zone out from there and wish you well :D

Zatil said...

Aww thanks Holly :)
I believe in the saying that it's the thought that really matters. It doesn't matter really whether you deduct your donations from your taxes or not, as long as you are truly sincere with what you give to other people.
I hate tax too, but accounting is my major...so I couldn't help mentioning about it once in a while. Heheh ;)

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Anonymous said...

Another interpretation would purely sexual... and because it is a wet desire (superficially)?
in the before lyrics, she could possibly be taking his 'wiggly dog' (heh heh heh) and 'consuming it'.

And biting... therefore the larger pitched 'bread'.
This is type of reaching... and metaphorically
it may be about him getting emasculated.
Or it might be Waters' clever wink wink nudge nudge towards anal sex (obvious what 'buns') (Sparks Will Fly!)

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