Trampling Swine and Biting Dog: Feedbacks, When Not To Give                              Matthew 7:6 Give not that which i...
Feedbacks, whatever the form or subject matter, are considered valuable by the giver.What gives values to feedbacks is the...
It is under these circumstances, it is better not to give feedbacks. Feedbacks arevaluable and to give them to unappreciat...
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Feedbacks are valuable and to give them to unappreciative recipients who will only turn and hurt you, is an act void of logic and benefits. It is better to stay away from trampling swine and biting dogs. Remember, give not that which is holy unto the dogs, neither cast your pearls before the swine.

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  1. 1. Trampling Swine and Biting Dog: Feedbacks, When Not To Give Matthew 7:6 Give not that which is holy unto the dogs, neither cast your pearls before the swine, lest haply they trample them under their feet, and turn and rend you. Businesses, small and big, local and multinational, all seek feedbacks from their staff, theirsuppliers, their business partners and most important of all, from their clients. They look uponfeedback as part of their means to improve their business which would translate into profit. So,feedbacks are means to be more efficient, competent and leads to profit in every area of anorganization or entity. Though feedbacks are requested by many organizations and entities onlya few actually benefit from it. Why? The quotation from the Bible, in Matthew 7:6 has the answer. Even though the Bible is aholy book, its language comes out strong in giving advice to us. The advice is, don’t give whatare of value to unappreciative recipients as they would repay by attacking you. The descriptionsused figuratively for unappreciative recipients are “dogs and swine.” The description that isused figuratively for what are of value is “which is holy and pearls.”Dog-Like and Swine-Like Personalities Dogs in relation to human beings are known to function as pets, service animals,therapeutic animals, show animals and food source. Swine has contributed to humans more asfood source either in domesticated or wild form. Both the dog and swine have been useful tohuman beings. When two useful animals are used figuratively and negatively to describeunappreciative recipients of what is considered valuable, it indicates their loss of usefulness andvalue to themselves and other human beings. They develop the negative dog-like and swine-like personalities. What are negative, dog-like and swine-like personalities? They becomeuseless and void of innate values in themselves and therefore unable to share with others. Theydevelop unprovoked aggressive personalities whose behaviour is like a rabid dog. They hurtanyone who gets into their path in life. They develop coarse, dirty and lazy personalities thatrepel people socially.Feedbacks to Dog-Like and Swine-Like Personalities
  2. 2. Feedbacks, whatever the form or subject matter, are considered valuable by the giver.What gives values to feedbacks is the right intention, the efforts exercised to propose solutions,the solutions themselves and the time invested in transmitting them. But, when, feedbacks aregiven to unappreciative recipients who have dog-like and swine-like personalities, thefeedbacks becomes useless and results only in inviting personal attacks upon the giver. Here isan example of a real-life event that took place in a University. Mr. X, a Caucasian psychological ethics lecturer, condemned and insulted the entirenational ethics and ethical system of his host country in his lecture among a group ofInternational students. One of his Asian International students gave him a private feedback,calling the condemnation and insult, as out-of-place and uncalled for, in an international classlecture. The lecturer became defensive and condemned and labelled his student as beingaggressive and combative. To make the story short, the lecturer eventually misused hisinfluence and position, to persuade some of the other faculty members to victimize the studentcovertly. After the turn of events, the student decided not to continue his further studies in thatfaculty upon his graduation. Now, this is an example of the damage that a dog-like and swine-like personality can doin an educational institution. Not only did the university lose in terms of a bright student, it lostpotential revenue of a returning student. But the real damage was that one unappreciativelecturer whose ego couldn’t accept a constructive feedback influenced a few others to becomelike himself: dog-like and swine-like personalities. Now, collectively, the involved facultymembers have to overtly put on a show of respectability, rationalizing daily to drown-out theirethical conscience. They have lost their professional and ethical values and are useless inadding any values to their future students.Dog-like and Swine-like Behaviours Matthew 7:6 warns that giving anything of value to unappreciative recipients will resultin unappreciative behaviours, akin to trampling of a swine and biting of a dog. Literallyspeaking, try spreading pearls in the path of a swine. As an animal that doesn’t know and careabout the value of pearls, it will just trample and shit over it. Try feeding a rabid dog. In its rabidmadness, it will turn and bite the hand that feeds it. When dog-like and swine-like personalitieshave no sense of appreciation, they will be deficit of perceiving anything of value. Thus, theirreactions would be to trample, to bite and to shit over the giver and the giving of anything ofvalue.When Not to Give
  3. 3. It is under these circumstances, it is better not to give feedbacks. Feedbacks arevaluable and to give them to unappreciative recipients who will only turn and hurt you, is an actvoid of logic and benefits. It is better to stay away from trampling swine and biting dogs.Remember, give not that which is holy unto the dogs, neither cast your pearls before the swine.

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