“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.