I think I’m going to stick with the topic of more real life shit instead of philosophical shit for now. I feel like it gives more of a grounded feel to my work.
Learning to make others happy grows yourself
I mentioned in the last post I visited my dad after being away for a while. It was really good to be able to see him happy to see me. I forget that I don’t have to build a big business or be rich to make him happy or proud of me. There’s this thing I used to do as a kid for my dad that I did. He would always ask me to pluck his grey hairs with tweezers. But as I grew older I would start making up excuses , or saying things to avoid doing it. I think I just got tired of doing it and was only seeing it from the lens of ” How does this benefit me ?” I don’t think that’s the way to do things.
Approach each person with the intent to give
It’s a huge shift in my thinking over the past year. Just approaching people with that mindset is huge. A lot of people I’ve known in the past approach people with what they can get out of it. This mindset leads to a whole list of things down the road which I won’t mention. But back on topic, I try to see what I can do to improve the other persons life or benefit them. I’ve read on a poster somewhere by my predecessor
“Thousands of candles can be lit from a single candle , and the life of the candle will never be shortened. Happiness never decreases by being shared”