Use things, love people

EPISODE 068: Use things, love people

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Welcome to 1 Minute Tips!

“To live fully, we must learn to use things and love people, and not love things and use people.” ~John Powell

This sounds remarkably basic, doesn’t it?

Yet, so many of us get it wrong. We stick with using people and loving things.

There’s nothing wrong with buying the latest laptop model, or a brand new car. The problem begins when you step over others to do it so.

If you’ve ever been involved with the corporate world, you probably have a clear picture of what I’m talking about.

Some people will do whatever they can in order to climb the corporate ladder. Even if it means bringing others down.

This is not exclusive to professional environments.

It’s common to have the exact same behavior amongst family members and close friends.

What we can, and should do, is to lead by example. Start noticing your own attitude. If you spot a situation where you feel like you’re taking advantage of someone, stop it. If you’re overly attached to a material item, try donating it to someone.

Experiment serving others without expecting anything in return. It may not be easy at first, but it will be worth it.

I’m Rod Gomes and I’ll come back with another 1 minute tip soon.
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