Lessons from Other People

Sometimes, you can learn a great deal from other people. There are no such things as mistakes, only lessons and experiences that teach us things and help us grow. It is always interesting when other people teach us things. When someone does something that bothers you, or that you don’t like, instead of judging them you can learn from their experience and use it to better yourself. Lessons from today:

  • When someone is crying, it is always nice to show your concern. Offer a hug. Ask why. Love them. Do not be indifferent. Do not ignore them. That hurts them more.
  • No conversation should be one sided. Life is a dialogue, not a monologue. Always engage with others. Asking questions is very important when communicating. This relates back to showing concern for others.
  • Choose love and compassion over selfishness.
  • Did I mention how undesirable selfishness is?
  • There is a great Maya Angelou quote about forgetting exactly what someone said, but remembering how they made you feel. How do you make people feel?Does this align with your actions and attitudes?
  • Don’t be a dick.
  • I guess making smart choices is also very important. If you really commit to doing what you love and what moves you, you won’t get trapped in a situation where you need to make sacrifices and hard choices. Or if you commit to gratitude and selflessness the “sacrifices” won’t feel that way. Do not invest in something if you aren’t truly committed to it.

I am grateful that other people teach me things. I acknowledge myself for my commitment to self-improvement and learning. I laugh at the situation.

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