Neoninja (User)

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"Forget the past, Live for today, Dream of tomorrow"

Gave away my Xbox 1

Neoninja | 429d ago
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Hello all, I hope everyone is enjoying the holidays and enjoying your new toys. You know we're told it's better to give than receive, but lets face the facts. We all love receiving more than giving. At least that's what I thought until earlier today.
If you read the title then you know what's coming.
Yes I did indeed give away my X1. I didn't give it away to get a Ps4, nor did I do it because I thought the system sucked. I absolutely enjoyed playing it and I have nothing negative to say about the X1.
So now you're probably asking why did you give it away and to whom? Well I gave it away to someone more deserving than I.
A neighbor of mine. He's about 16 years old and he's a good kid. Unfortunately he has had a bit of bad luck with things in his life, but he doesn't let it keep him down.
So the kid wanted an Xbox 1 since he first saw it.
He worked several oddball jobs, sold some of his belongings, and saved money where he could. This kid worked extremely hard to save enough money for this thing, and going to school at the same time.
Well the time finally came for him to purchase his Xbox 1. He had more than enough money for the system and the games. However he didn't purchase it! Instead he bought gifts for his family. He has two little sisters and a little brother and his parents. I don't know if his parent's didn't have the money to buy gifts or what, but he took the path of selflessness.
I was blown away by this. He worked so hard to treat himself to something and instead he chose to give something special to his family. This really inspired me. You see I'm the only child and never had to share or do a thing for someone else.
I can admit I am very selfish at times. I never had to work for something like he had. If I worked that hard for the X1 I couldn't turn it down in the end.
I knew he wanted that X1 to. So in the spirit of the holidays I gave him mine and the games!
I wish you guys could have seen his eyes light up! The kid was so happy he was jumping around, doing cartwheels, and some weird break dance thing. It was freaking awesome I tell you!
Kinda wish I caught it on film.
The kid deserved it in my book. You guys don't know him or what he's gone thru, or the work he did, but I do. Let's just say one of the jobs involved poo!
Felt pretty freaking cool making his day like that.
I'm not to sad over giving away my X1. I'm going to get another one in the coming days or so, and it's a material object anyway.
I guess what I am trying to convey is that sometimes we get carried away by our own selfishness. When in reality it doesn't have to be that way. Maybe if we all take a step back and give someone a helping hand, even if it's only one person. Not saying buy them a Ps4 or X1 or anything like that. Just help someone at random when you can and you just might learn something about yourself.

Thanks for taking time out of your day to read this guys. I appreciate it and I hope you all have a happy holidays and enjoy your toys.

theXtReMe1  +   429d ago
Very nice story. I appreciate your selflessness. You must live in a good area. It seems in my area, there are very few people who would consider doing anything like this and very few people that if you do something for would turn around and do something kind for somebody else.

Everybody seems so caught up in themselves that it makes me miserable being here. I grew up in a fairly small town where people were very nice to each other. So I'm not used to this selfishness that I see living here in Ocean City, Maryland. I try the best I can to make people in my community happy. We live on the entrance of the street and I always put up a huge Christmas display to make the older people happy, as they aren't able to do it themselves. I do the same thing in the spring and summer with a huge, beautiful garden display and another in the fall. There is a woman and her husband both 80+ who live next-door, who bring their grandkids over to see the displays and she cries every time she sees me out doing it. Hugs me and thanks me. That is all I need from anybody.

It's easy to be overcome by the complexities of life and forget about thy neighbor, but it's just as easy to turn around and do something nice, no matter how small, for the person beside you. Tell them they look nice or give them a hug and let them know somebody cares. Pay for the person behind yous coffee or mow your neighbors grass while you're mowing your own. All little things that mean a lot to that one person, who may turn around and do it for the next.

The Beatles said it best: All We Need Is Love.
Septic  +   427d ago
I didn't shed a tear when I read this blog....promise....

We need more people like you in the world p_p

I'm now off to kick a wall with my fist.
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ZombieKiller  +   427d ago
you're awesome man. that was the most selfless, awesome story I've heard in a long time and I'm glad to know that people like you still exist in todays world.

Merry Freaking Christmas man (Or whichever holiday you celebrate too!)

Thank you for posting this!
HammadTheBeast  +   427d ago
liek if you cri evrytiem....
Relientk77  +   428d ago
That was a touching story, and you're very nice for giving your console away like that.
AilonTrusk  +   428d ago
Had goosebumps reading that whole thing, made me quite teary eyed really
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Neoninja  +   428d ago
Thanks for the comments guys and taking the time to read this. I just wanted to share something that I thought would lift some spirits and maybe help someone who was having a bad day smile or something.
Funny what people can teach you sometimes in life, especially when you weren't looking to learn anything lol.
Software_Lover  +   428d ago
Good job. I have learned over the years that it is truly better to give than to receive. People think that its so cliché, but they have never tried it. It's a different type of feeling, almost a high, when you can make someones life better or make them feel better about themselves.

Sadly, the majority of people will never know that feeling.
Chris558  +   428d ago
damn almost shred a tear good job Op
XboxDone  +   428d ago
That was very cool of you man. You understand the true meaning of Christmas.
hazardman  +   428d ago
Yo that is ace in my book. Doing good deeds is good for the mind and soul!!!
Why o why  +   427d ago
Thumbs up. Merry Xmas to you and yours
yanikins111  +   427d ago
You. Are. Awesome.
Imalwaysright  +   427d ago
Well played sir.
stuna1  +   427d ago
Hearing things like this makes one think that there are still good and kind hearted people in this world who for one can get past only thinking of themselves, and two not expect anything in return. You my friend have touched more than that young man with your act of kindness! And I truely do wish you good fortune and a wonderful year.
AceBlazer13  +   427d ago
Was about to come in here with a ps4 comment but i started to feel low. Anyway good for the kid you helped i can relate to him you probably did more for him than you'll ever understand.
Benchm4rk  +   427d ago
The world needs more people like you. Awesome work
TruthBTold  +   427d ago
Very kind of you. I'm sure the kid is very happy and hopefully your gift showed him that his hard work and unselfish acts are eventually rewarded one way or another. The best feeling to have is knowing you made someone smile.
amiga-man  +   427d ago
It's kindness like this that gives me faith in humanity, it is nice to know there are still good people in the world.

Even though your without a console now, I have to say well played sir well played.
bunt-custardly  +   427d ago
Cool story bro. No seriously, an actual cool story. I hope you and another X1 are reunited at some point.
Holeran  +   426d ago
Sounds like a very cool neighbor to have honestly and you did quite a remarkable good deed as well. I'm sure you know that some ways in life it will come back 10 fold to you, maybe not right away but it will. Good on you.
s45gr32  +   426d ago
A heartfelt Christmas Story.
christocolus  +   426d ago
God bless you dude. You did good.
Picnic  +   426d ago
A very nice gift and gesture indeed. I'm guessing you either feel like you have had a lot or a little or both in parts of your life to have that sympathy / empathy. You are a star.
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Ashby_JC  +   418d ago
Awesome thing for you to do. I'm sure you felt a sense that most don't get to feel.

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