Will you meet someone important today?
December 7, 2009 5:59pm CST
Our individual journeys take us into many unexpected situations where we encounter a wide variety of people, some quite like ourselves and some very different. We cannot know when such meetings will happen, but we can make the most of them when they do take place. When we are friendly and open-minded in our assessment of the individuals whose lives briefly touch our own, we are more likely to stumble upon surprising gems of wisdom that open our eyes to new worlds of possibility. Every person we meet can affect us profoundly, just as every situation we find ourselves in can teach us something new. To fully understand this, it is necessary that we acknowledge that everyone is valuable in their own way and capable of teaching us something. Since we never know when we will happen upon such an individual, we should treat all people with the same generous level of kindness, care, compassion, and understanding. When we assume everyone we meet is special and treat them as such, a strong bond is often formed, and our emotions do not blind us to wisdom that may be found in even the most unlikely of places. Who will you meet today and what will you learn from them?
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8 Dec 09
Anyone I meet will be important, I don't always know right away but each and every one will influence my life as I will theirs. I have met some very famous people during my life but I never felt they were any more special then the waitress that served me breakfast or the newspaper person that sold me a paper in fact the possibility that these people would have more meaning to me then some one famous is big.
8 Dec 09
I guess going for a journey must be awesome! It is absolutely that we can encounter enormous people, they have different characters, we could learn many things from them. Instead of meeting a important person, i met a strange one who make me angry. She was so unreasonable that it is difficult to argue with her.
8 Dec 09
Hello Pose. I appreciate your so thoughtful a discussion as usual. You are right that we should treat everyone with kindness, care, compassion and understanding. We can always have something to learn from each other and there is no reason for any of us to look down upon anyone, as is considered to look down upon ourselves if we do. I am still having a rest today and have not been out so far, but I have been online reading news, doing something I prefer, participating in discussions here. I have to say that I have encounter a lot more people here at mylot and my QQ world, especially mylot, where I have learned so much from discussions by you guys here. To me, all of my friends, not only off-line, but also on-line, are a great asset to me. I value friendship from everyone and I appreciate what I have learned from you, my dear friends.
8 Dec 09
Yesterday. I went to see my boyfriend and yes, I met a lot of people. And this is my experience. On my way going to his place, something is dangerous is happening. People are rallying and it looks like there's a riot and they blocked the road where our van that I'm riding on is going to pass through that road. We don't have any option to pass because its only one way. I just don't like what people have done because it caused a lot of trouble but I understand them because they're fighting for something that's why they're rallying. Then I was forced to walk from that place which is too far going to my boyfriend's place and it was really hot and there's no vehicles passing on the way. I'm waiting for some car to pass so that I could ride there and luckily I found one and he gave me the ride for free. I'm really thankful. After visiting my boyfriend, I'm going home and on my way home, I'm riding in a van. I'm sitting beside the driver. After a few minutes, two guys also rode on the van that I'm into then it seems like they wanted to talk to me. Suddenly, the driver told us that we have to transfer to another van then after that, one of the two guys told me that he wanted to sit beside me. So I told him he can. Then when I;m going to pay the fare, the dispatcher told me that I am paid. That guy paid for my fare. While beside him, we talked about a lot of things. Then we're friends. I know that he's a strangers but come to think of it, I'm also a stranger in his eyes but he treat me like his friend that he knew for a long time. :)