"Our prime purpose in this life is to help others..."

July 21, 2017

“Our prime purpose in this life is to help others. And if you can't help them, at least don't hurt them.” - Dalai Lama

Whenever someone cuts me off on the road, I rarely get angry. Instead I catch myself thinking…

“Did that driver have the right away and I was in the wrong?”

“Was that driver not able to see me? Did he/she even try to look?”

“I wonder why he/she cut me off just now”

“Oh, well. At least we’re both safe.”

I’ve told this story to one of my past therapists during a session and she laughed at me. Still, to this day, I’m not sure why she did.  I don’t know why I think like this, but I guess I’m just over empathetic towards people.

I genuinely want to help people be happy and reach their goals if I’m able to help with my skills.

Back when I was in the 10th grade, during the days of Geocities and America Online (AOL), I was so intrigued about making web pages that I wanted to work on my personal homepage during school. This was one of the main reasons why I took a computer class for word processing.

Just another excuse to have time in front of a computer.

The computer lab teacher noticed that I would finish my assignments early just so I can play around with my own webpage. It had gotten to the point where I was so fascinated by HTML programming that I wanted to share this knowledge with the other students in the class.

So, one day I asked my teacher if I could take over for a day or more to teach HTML to the class. She approved of this idea. Since that day, I’ve always liked teaching people how to code and design web pages. I guess it’s why I feel so blessed doing almost the exact same thing as I was doing in the 10th grade.

I’d rather see people succeed than get hurt. Life is more rewarding that way.

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