When you share things you have with other people, you become true to humanity. When you extend your talents and gifts to others, you make the world better than before. Helping others by giving things to those who don’t have is being true to the essence of humanity. Give what you can to the poor, marginalized and you would be blessed with the gifts of giving: satisfaction and love. Human life cannot be measured by money. We can use our money to extend true humanity, instead of limiting it.
It is important to think out of the box. We humans have many talents. Our job is to realize those talents and put them to action. Regular routine is a great thing to have, however, sometimes a set routine may hamper one’s thinking from endless possibilities out there. If you can have some time to think about such possibilities: what you are good at; what talents/gifts you have; you are on the right track to exercise your full humanity. First, the key is to have that realization.
Love is a cushion that prevents us from breaking down in life. There are many hardships in life. We all go through them, and having received love (from loved ones: parents, spouses and/or children) enables us to deal and face challenges without desertion. Some people may think of hardships us obstacles only, but hardships can teach us more things than “very-good times,” and it is unrealistic to have all very-well experiences.
Love yourself first before you love others. This message is similar to a common-flight crew’s instruction: “putting an oxygen mask before putting it on others,” even if, “the others” happened to be your loved one, your child, for instance. Once you are able to love yourself, you would be able to love other people. The good news is that we all have an ability to love. We all came from nature, our mothers’ wombs, which have an abundance of warmth, love, caring and protection. Nature is loving, powerful and has infinity of liveliness.
Having said that, when you love others, do not expect them to love you back. Instead, you should be optimistic about your life, and extend positive energy to others. When other people sense a positive energy and attitude from you; they would possibly reflect back positive energy to you. When you expect things from people, you limit positive energy towards you. Positive energy does not need instructions to come to you. It is already there (in the world); all you need is to be open, flexible and be positive/and permissible and ready to accept the world as is.
Life is too short. Let’s imagine that you are going to live 100 years on earth; that means if you are 40 years old, you are left with 60 years—only if you maintain a healthy lifestyle and also lucky. Those 60 years may sound like they are a lot, but if you think deeper about it, those years would fly like a bird, before you know it. The point is: Life is too short to focus on the bad. Focus on the good.
Beauty is a socially constructed concept. Thus, you should not compare yourself with another person, as a way to describe your being (or so called your beauty). You are beautiful in your own way, as long as what you do: eat, play, work or apply to your body do not affect your wellbeing in a negative way. Remember, we are all humans who have same needs: we get thirsty, hungry and we all, including celebrities and our leaders, need a good rest, sleep and a good life. Do not be/feel intimidated. Go out there (in life), spread your wings and enjoy life. Life is too short to complain, focusing on toxic thoughts.
When you know yourself well, you create a strong defence system against severe negative consequences from bullying. Identity is significant in determining one’s happiness, self-esteem and confidence. One is easily and negatively affected by bullying, if her/his identity is not strong enough. As well, people who bully others likely do not have a healthy personal outlook and inner look (identity) about themselves.