Be the type of person that you want to meet.
I’ve been doing my best to incorporate this line of words into my daily conduct. Is it worth of practicing it? Yes! Is the daily practice of this line beneficial to the improvement of life’s quality? Yes! Is it easy to practice it? No! It is especially not easy to practice it while encountering someone, who doesn’t reciprocate courtesy.
I enjoy someone, who’s approachable, outgoing, with a smile on the face that is always willing to welcome someone new into his or her circle with open arms. Knowing the character traits that I look for in a person, I’ve been working hard to incarnate all these traits myself. For the most part, I have been successful in being the type of person that I enjoy meeting to others. The most challenging moment comes while interacting with someone, who just doesn’t demonstrate much courtesy for all the help that I had given to him or her so generously in the past. I am saddened by the fact that they only initiate talk with me when they have to. As time goes by, I am made to feel that all the help given to them so generously in the past has almost become, to them, like a way of me begging for their attention. The personal entitlement that they have shown is discouraging!
Interpersonal relationship is one of components that make up the complexity of life. Not everyone likes us for who we are. Realizing this fact, are we supposed to stop being who we are, and the type of the person that we want to meet? No! We have to accept the reality, which is we aren’t liked by everyone, and aren’t friends with everyone we meet; that’s OK.