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  • You know what's really tough?

  • Loving people for who they are.

  • Not who we want them to be.

  • Not who we think they can be.

  • But loving them exactly as they are today.

  • It's tough because we have our own expectations by which we measure others.

  • We focus so much on whether the other person is meeting our standards, that we forget to love them for being uniquely flawed and evolving, just like ourselves.

  • Perhaps at a different pace, in a different place.

  • But when we actually succeed, when we love someone for who they are, we see how quickly they transform into the greatest, most inspired version of themselves.

  • You see, the truth is that we don't know a thing about the silent battles fought by those we admire.

  • Battles that are perhaps compensated by the very bravado we respect.

  • We do not see the pain hidden behind their smile.

  • We don't see the suffering and loss they've endured.

  • But more importantly, we do not know what wisdom is hidden in the hearts of those who go unnoticed.

  • Recognizing this humanizes our role models, flattens our egos, and gives us reason to treat every person with compassion and kindness.

  • The most broken people have taught me more about life than some teachers ever could.

  • They taught me hope.

  • Now one of my favorite things to do is give that hope to others.

  • To understand their fears, and assure them that their dreams are much more powerful than their demons.

  • To dissolve their insecurities and remind them that they don't have to have it all figured out in order to move forward.

  • These things are my favorite.

  • Not because I have more to share than anyone else, but because it is so often that I myself need to hear the words I speak.

  • By offering hope to others, I develop hope for myself.

  • See the reality is that no matter how insightful someone may seem.

  • They are equally clueless.

  • Enlightenment begins here, with the sobering reminder that there are no masters in life, only helpers.

  • So be a helper, inspire someone, empower their soul.

  • Awakening to this journey is the treasure.

  • It is the only treasure.

  • Because cemeteries are not just where we bury those who have passed, but also where we entomb the treasures of our future.

  • Think, for a moment, of all the untapped wisdom and love.

  • Think of all the books that will never be written, hugs that will never be given, and dreams that will never come to light.

  • In this light, the cemetery is the most valuable place on Earth, for it is here where our regrets come to rest.

  • Think of this when that voice in your head says you're not good enough or convinces you to start tomorrow instead of today.

  • Think of this when you're holding a grudge, think of how fortunate you are to have another day to share your gifts with the world.

  • If for no other reason, think of this, be humbled by this before you do the things you wish.

  • I assure you, if you think as often as you should, you'll never postpone another day.

  • So, think, and spend every ounce of your life in the passionate pursuit of that which moves your soul.

  • Let your treasure be known.

You know what's really tough?

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How To Love People For Who They Are

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    韓澐 posted on 2017/07/28
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