What I’m about to write is very crucial to me (and I’m sure it is to you too) as it is a topic that sheds light on a huge part of my life. I’ve always lived my life thinking that I was the center of the universe and that everything happening around me was because of how special I was; needless to say that I was that self-centered overconfident guy (i.e. I was that guy) and to be honest I really don’t know if I still am. Anywho, in the midst of my life in that solo world, I stumbled upon something called abundance and scarcity thinking; it’s, in a nutshell, a concept that determines whether you live in a competitive nasty world or in a cooperative fruitful one.
During my search of what it takes to be living in that world of cooperation and fruitfulness, I found out that what it takes to belong to the opposite world is believing in the fixed-pie mentality. Simply put, it is when I think that this whole world in its entirety is one giant pie and when he, she, or they excel and achieve success, my chances of feeling the same way get slimmer and the pie thereafter disappears one bite after the other. Now you can imagine how stressful that would be and how a person would be on “racing” mode at all times which will inevitably result in a heart-soul-brain explosion.
Living through life would be meaningless if it loses its peacefulness. We only have so many days to live and spending them on counting how much is gone from that pie and how much is left is a recipe for a miserable pathetic life and I’m sure you and I don’t want to live it. I guess what I’m trying to say here is that we should always lend a helping hand, appreciate the legend inside of everyone, celebrate their success and find joy in seeing others grow and shine. And only then, we shall leave behind a legacy that lives way beyond our short life.
So I would like to conclude by sharing an app that I felt gave me the chance to lend a helping hand and that is ShareTheMeal. Enjoy the happiness of giving for it is much bigger than the one you get from gaining.