Doling out leftovers and old clothes - what's wrong with it?The topic for this thread is a point raised by Juana in this thread. I am initiating this thread as I found the point very interesting to discuss as a separate thread rather than taking that thread off-track. I think in some contexts it is OK to give away things.
Suppose I have been give a box of mithai and I find the quantity far too much for my family. So, instead of letting it spoil away and getting wasted by eventually being consumed to the dustbin, I keep only one or two pieces and think it is a nice gesture to hand over the remaining mithai to my maid. It is not like I am taking a bite of a ladoo, for example, and giving the half-eaten one to my maid. That would be a left over and I would never do that.
Similarly with old clothes. Just a couple of days ago, we got together some clothes that were still in wearable condition to donate to a charitable organization which I had been informed about was collecting them. Here again, I think it is a good gesture as the clothes are not torn or faded out and, instead of them just lying on cupboard shelves or being thrown away eventually due to being worn out completely, it would be better to give them to the charity.
So when do you think doling out can be considered to be good/bad?