People suffer from a way of thinking that is not theirs. They have only been told it by the schools they went to or their parent’s. This sets people off onto a path outside of their control where the decisions they make are influenced not by their own intelligence, but by the unintelligent conditioning they have received.
Someone close to me once told me of story from when they were a small child in India. His grandfather took him into the streets to meet man who was sitting on the street who had no arms and no legs.
At the end of the day when they were at home my friend’s grandfather started talking about what they had seen that day and asked him of the man they had met “what can you tell me about that man” the grandfather asked to which my friend exclaimed “he had no arms or legs grandfather”.
“You have a lot to learn son” said the grandfather. “Did you not notice his smile? Why are you worrying about the things he hasn’t got when HE’S not worried and he can light up the world around with a single smile”
Ever since I heard that story I have tried to look at the things people have and not the things they have not.
Throughout history there have been many versions of “the first step is always the hardest. I like ancient Chinese philosopher, Lao Tzu’s: A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.
It only takes one step to transform to a way of thinking where words like negative, greed and weak do not exist… and that only needs to be the ‘RIGHT’ step.
If a person has the ability to put a smile on your face in any situation, is that not worth more than anything else in this world…or should we be more concerned by what type of they drive?