I have shared my stories and experiences to you (for the 165th time and counting.)
"Be careful in sharing your stories to others. They will learn something. Then, they might turn against you. You will regret it," A woman told me.
"That is fine. I cannot predict the future. I want to share my stories and experiences, even if anybody turns against me. I do not expect anything in return." I answered.
I enjoy reading books and listening to podcasts. They have shared their stories and experiences to me. I have learned and observed from them. Also, I interact and connect with people. (Ask and listen.) I have changed as a person (and I keep learning).
Everybody has a story to tell.
I have a short story about humility. An old man needed help at the library. He was sitting on bench for a long time.
"I need help," he told me.
I grabbed his hand to give him a lift. He was able to get up from bench.
"Do you need any help?" I asked him.
"I am good now. Thanks," He answered.
I have another short story. I observed a man offering money to his sister-in-law. (According to him, he was being humble.) He expected her to pay him back. Apparently, he never specified her any full details. (An offer is to give.)
"Why did you offer to give her that huge amount of money?" I asked him.
"Well, I pitied her. She needed help in maintaining her land," He said.
The angry man blames her. He regrets it. He is scapegoating others.
"I don't believe in giving people money. In Sunday school (you learn) that if you teach a man to fish, you feed him for life; but you give him a fish, you feed him for a day." Businessman and author, Robert Kiyosaki, quotes.
I used to seek validation or attention to others.
For example, my younger cousins came from the Philippines. I expected something in return from them. I never did.
"Everything I have done for them! I helped them with their homework, driving, and everything," I told myself.
I counted everything I did for my cousins. My younger-self assumed I will get something in return from them, like a reward. I had a huge pride. Anger took over my mind. I held a grudge to my cousins. My heart was wounded.
I am not seeking any validation or attention to others anymore. I have learned. My heart has healed. It is not always about me. (I have said it many times in my previous blog entries.)
I am forgiving now. I have tolerance. Be mindful and grateful. Live in the moment.
I continue to be humble without seeking any validation or attention to others.