#5. “Everyone you meet in your life will teach you something…..if you’re willing to learn.”
If you think about how much you have learned over your life time so far, it is probably at the very least, mind blowing. By asking simple questions of those you meet, you can multiply this amount of information over and over.
There came a time in my life (probably around 40, since I have evolved slowly), when I realized that every unique being on this earth has something to offer me. I have always found human behaviour to be quite fascinating but within this hobby of observation, it is easy to analyze and judge. When I tried to curb this a bit, I began to see more, learn more and feel more.
Besides the obvious factual information so easily obtained, there is always a story, an undertone that whispers softly , if you listen….I mean, REALLY listen and imagine where it is coming from.
Do you think you can learn something from the homeless man begging for change on the street?
Absolutely! He has a story. You can learn from his pain, his misfortune and the small acts of kindness that give him joy. You can learn from your own fear of him, as he approaches you. Ask yourself why it is so hard to look at his face, even when you hand him your spare coins. Is he not worthy of eye contact or is his lesson to you lying dormant within yourself? Everyone has a story. Your story may not be any more interesting. It is just different. Your story is not worn on your sleeve every day, like his.
There are no limits to what you can learn, only doors for you to open or leave shut.