The Incentive Contradiction

Some rewards are only granted
To the innocent and righteous.
When misused, their gifts are instantly undone.


They can’t be in your possession
When you simply wish to want them;
When you reach out as to grab them, they’ll be gone.


Feel the burden. Pay the price of
The incentive contradiction.
Your renouncement is the payment they demand.


By refusing certain favors
You’ll be readied to receive them.
What’s rejected may well end up in your hand.

Jerry Corstens is a visionary dreamer with a blind passion for self-reflection and contemplating life, a self-proclaimed philosopher with poetic ambitions. He's serious about helping people with the insights he gathered, but playful in the way he communicates his wisdom. It made him leave a career as environmental engineer behind, in favor of becoming a personal development coach and thought-provoking writer.

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