…to keep it, yeez have to give it away… and I don’t mean money… ‘paying it forward’…

Seumas says what I’ve believed all my life!

Seumas Gallacher

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…to think of any Scotsman giving anything away, runs contrary to the mythic caricature of the miserly Caledonian with triple locks on the wallet in his sporran… a legend put about, it’s said, by dastardly English persons deflecting their own paucity of charitable inclination… be that as it may or may not be, this ol’ Jurassic Scot has learned a basic truism of Life generally… to keep it, yeez have to give it away… and I don’t mean money… sounds daft, I know, but think on this… the number of times yeez’ve witnessed sumb’dy extending a kindness to another human being… simple things sum’times, such as we were taught as schoolkids… helping older people to cross the road… often it’s a gratuitous smile when the recipient has endured a tough day… yeez have no idea how much reaching out can help that person to keep their day hanging together…

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