Promoting positive change
I like to think I promote positive change in people. I like to be remembered as a kind and caring individual, making a real difference to people. We humans are not made to live in solitude. So we live, breath and yearn for interaction with each other. For me, the goal of an interaction is to share information, learn and promote growth. That does not mean I am boring or just serious. I enjoy animated and inspiring conversations especially with intelligent and wise people. I like to have people inspire me and make me question things and in that process grow as a person. So it is a give and take.
There are many ways to nudging people in the right direction and you are never too old to learn. In these days where social media is everywhere and yes my phone is glued to my hand too and yes it is an extension of myself, unfortunately.
Seriously need to digital detox here……
But I have found that giving them attention, listening to them or giving sound advice in a kind way is mostly thankfully appreciated. Sometimes you can influence and promote growth just by telling them your story. We, humans, feed off stories. Have you ever realised how the world that surrounds us is just stories told to each other? The news, education, interactions, adverts. Humans have the unique capacity to believe in things existing purely in the imagination such as countries, religious entities, money and human rights. We owe all our large-scale human cooperation systems to the emergence of the Sapiens’ distinctive cognitive capacity for fiction.
Not (so) social media
In this day and age, the storytelling has gone digital and we have lost sight of what is important the interaction on a personal level. I find it even more paramount to look out for each other, treat each other kind and promote growth, as due to social media and the digitisation people tend to forgo meeting up in person over online encounters. All this fake happiness on social media brings people down and distorts the reality. People are becoming more lonely and recluse. Is this really what we want? It surely is not healthy.
Who better to promote self-growth as someone who has gone through it and is currently going through it. I am not perfect by all means and far from it but I like to make people happy and think about what they want from life. The more self-reflection and soul-searching you do the bigger the chance of thriving is.
Be the change you want to see in the world…..