We exist for other people, Others exist for us.
Who among you will believe me when I say that we exist to help others and we gain happiness from other people? These thought came to me as I am wondering why am I not happy with the success that I recently attained. Why is it that we cannot find happiness on our own? Why is it that there are many rich and famous people who commit suicide despite all the things that they have. Is it because they cannot find happiness?
I was on that thought when I read an Awake publication by the Jehovah’s Witnesses, which my sister gave me. She got it from the streets – it is about attitude. It says that the way we look at things affects our happiness. It then came to me that we will find happiness by serving other people. If we buy things for ourselves, we attain temporary happiness but if we help others, the happiness last longer. We give joy to the world by existing for them. We offer them our services and help when we can. We do our best to be good for our family and pets. In return, they do their best to make us happy. Our siblings, pets, friends, parents – their good deeds toward us make us happy. Without them, our life has no meaning. They said that no man is an island, that’s true. We cannot make ourselves happy just by serving our selves.
We cannot be truly happy without making others happy. We cannot be happy by being alone – we need others to cheer us up. Like writers who write what we read, entertainers in the mass media, and all others.
If you find yourself feeling sad, maybe you just have to help others. Give to the community, help your neighbor, or think that you exist to help others. Whatever your job or situation is, think that you are doing it for the good of others.
This way of thinking is really nice, if all people think this way then we will live in a happy world. The reality, however, is that a handful only knows of this kind of thinking. Many people are so selfish they do not care about others. It is really hard to think about serving others when no one is thinking to serve you. It makes you just want to become selfish and angry and do not care about others. I too get angry and get depressed because others misbehave and treat us badly. But, it is still worth a shot to think positively and think that you exist for others.
Just imagine when all manufacturers of cars, appliances, and mobile phones think this way. Where they will create things not for money but for the comfort of the buyers and consumers. Will you not be happy to buy something made for you because you are special to them?
It is not an easy thought, but it is real. We find happiness from God and other creatures. We feel contented and happy because we are guilt free and we are in the air because we helped others. Just try it, why are you working today?
To make others happy. I am writing today, to hopefully give you light and make you happy. I am spending my time writing instead of sleeping to give you this little seed of thought that can grow to a great tree.
I am writing this piece so I can inspire you and hopefully will make you happy. I hope that this thought made you smile in some way. I hope that you will also think about the people who you will serve today.
We exist for other people, Others exist for us
I recently had troubles with my self lately as reflected in my previous post about the room. My first thought was to just let it go, it is just P1000. Then I remembered the people who might become victims of scams. If no one will speak up for them, if no one will have the courage to fight and confront the scammers, who will defend them? Who will speak in their behalf. Why will I wait for others when I can do it for myself. I hope that the previous post will help you.