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    giving back is the right thing

    Is "giving back" used even if you were not benefited by someone? The Food Bank always gives something to people, not getting anything. Maybe it's a general concept regardless of give or take.

    2p) The Food Bank story provides just one example of how students majoring in a variety of arts can volunteer using their skills and talents. At art schools, volunteerism is encouraged as a positive way for students to expresst hemselves creatively. “We believe that giving back is the right thing to do and we want students to be connected to the community,” said the director at the art school. “While students are helping the community, they are actually building their work skills as well.”
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    #2

    Re: giving back is the right thing

    Quote Originally Posted by keannu View Post
    Is "giving back" used even if you were not benefited by someone? The Food Bank always gives something to people, not getting anything. Maybe it's a general concept regardless of give or take.

    2p) The Food Bank story provides just one example of howstudentsmajoring in a variety of arts can volunteerusing their skills and talents. At art schools, volunteerismis encouragedas a positive way for students to expressthemselvescreatively. “We believe that giving backis the right thing to do and we want students to be connected to the community,” said the director at the art school. “While students are helping the community, they are actually building their work skills as well.”
    Before we attempt to answer your question please edit this text using correct spacing between the words.

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    #3

    Re: giving back is the right thing

    I did, sorry!

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    Re: giving back is the right thing

    There's still volunteerismis encouragedas and expressthemselvescreatively to be edited.

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    #5

    Re: giving back is the right thing

    Yes, volunteering is often referred to as "giving back," meaning to society as a whole. It doesn't always make a lot of sense, but it makes people feel obligated.

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    Re: giving back is the right thing

    Quote Originally Posted by Rover_KE View Post
    There's still volunteerismis encouragedas and expressthemselvescreatively to be edited.
    This is a problem specific to this editor. It often won't accept accurate copy and paste from Word or Open Office. I've done this several times, and it's only after I read my post back that I can see what a hash this program has made of it.

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    Re: giving back is the right thing

    Quote Originally Posted by keannu View Post
    Is "giving back" used even if you were not benefited by someone? The Food Bank always gives something to people, not getting anything. Maybe it's a general concept regardless of give or take.
    I think the assumption is that art students are being at least partly funded by the community, so doing community work is 'giving back'. Yes, it's usually used only when the people giving back have benefited (or are seen to have benefited).

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    Re: giving back is the right thing

    Quote Originally Posted by Raymott View Post
    This is a problem specific to this editor. It often won't accept accurate copy and paste from Word or Open Office. I've done this several times, and it's only after I read my post back that I can see what a hash this program has made of it.
    Yes — it happens to me, too.

    We have to take the trouble to use the Edit Post feature to insert the missing spaces ourselves.

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    Re: giving back is the right thing

    Quote Originally Posted by Rover_KE View Post
    There's still volunteerismis encouragedas ...
    For one moment I thought I had pressed the wrong button and ended up in some Latin forum.

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    #10

    Re: giving back is the right thing

    In any case, I don't see "giving back" as associated specifically with volunteerism... but rather, it's a way for the fortunate, who have good jobs, a good education, and a home, to repay the community as a whole for their good fortune, by providing resources to "at risk groups" or persons in need.
    Last edited by konungursvia; 16-Sep-2013 at 22:16. Reason: edit

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