The thing about the good life – which according to Dictionary.com is “…
“The overall perspective from which one sees and interprets the world.”
Worldview is a funny thing – recently, it’s become a part of the English curriculum in Saskatchewan, and I’m happy it did. Each person’s perspective of a situation differs based upon their past experiences and memories, and here’s why that’s a good thing: it gives every individual a unique approach to interpreting their future experiences.
But how did this experience affect my worldview?
You see – some one took time out of their day to go the extra mile for me – something that, in today’s media, you don’t see much of. We’re constantly trying to change in order to be a perfect person. Trying to change our looks to get the attention of that special someone; trying to show off our wealth to all who may be observing; trying to run for positions that we are most definitely not qualified for (looking at you DT). However, it is these experiences, these absolutely heart warming experiences keep us grounded. They show us that maybe – just maybe – there’s more to life than trying to change.
“To be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you something else is the greatest accomplishment. ” – Ralph Waldo Emerson
I encourage you, just as this gentleman did with his experience with me, go out of your way to thank someone. Say “have a nice day” to that cashier that helped before they get a chance to – I promise you it will throw them off a little bit.
Also, my brother shared an amazing quote with me tonight (I’m not 100% sure on the author).
“Don’t worry about those that talk behind your back; they’re behind you for a reason.”
I think that’s going to be my new philosophy for those who have encountered bullying.
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