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  • Writer's picturePaul Condello

Immediate Appeal

A Christian values a choice that may not immediately appeal to her or him when it is ultimately better for themselves and others.

...appreciating what may not be immediately appealing is an insight that can help people be more successful in life.

As more people from the public rediscover the Christian way of thinking, they will learn the value that Christians place on appreciating what may not immediately appeal to them when it has long-term or overall benefits that are good for themselves and others. Members of other religions also hold that value and people who are not religious can think that way as well. However, it can be more natural for people to pursue what immediately appeals to them even when it is to their detriment.

It isn’t necessarily wrong in itself to like what is immediately appealing, but it becomes a problem when it is a choice made to the exclusion of what is ultimately better for oneself and others. For example, it can be immediately appealing to make a large purchase online, and that isn’t bad in itself. However, it becomes a problem when that purchase is made only on a whim and the buyer was also planning to give that money to a family member who was struggling financially.

On the flip side, reading a book may not seem immediately appealing to some. However, those who still learn to value the overall benefits of reading can better both their own lives and the lives of others. For someone who hadn't previously thought this way, this form of appreciating what may not be immediately appealing is an insight that can help them lead a more successful, less selfish, and happier life.



Aug 30, 2022

True. We always look for immediate results and we don't have enough patience to wait for things that will be fruitful in coming days. And we should be more patient and wait for things as the good things take time.


Jennifer Grey
Jennifer Grey
Aug 06, 2022

most of the time, Things we engage in that have long-term benefits rarely appeal to us immediately. And this is one of the fundamental principles of the Christian faith; denying ourselves the immediate appeal of now for long-term overall benefits. It gladding me to see that people outside the Christian way of thinking are appreciating it

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