How do you go the 'Extra Mile' in your life?
I have found it going the extra mile is not necessarily a good thing. Balance In all aspects of my life is my Holy Grail. When I find myself too far out of balance. My serenity tends to be challenged much more often.
Compassion and empathy are not just words. They are part of who I am. I am kind to myself...And I extend my kindness to others' No matter who they are or their place of origin. This act cost me nothing. What I get in return Is immeasurable.
Tell us a little about yourself, if you were to pick something what would you like others to absolutely know about you?
I'm not trying to change the world only the part that I live in.
I do not like the phrase "Practice random acts of kindness." Being kind to myself and others is my default. It is who I am.
Greed is not a character trait that one should aspire to.
Even if you're not humble fake it. Humility is much more attractive than someone with a sense of entitlement. It reeks of insecurity.
Of course I am trying to change the world. We are all connected. The actions of one can affect those of many. Empathy compassion and having an open mind to all points of views is a good place to start.
Tell us about the best experience you have had in life.
The best experiences I have had in my life have one thing in common: resulting in paradigm shifts. I have had a few and hope to have more. This is what life is about--at least it is for me. Once I understood that *I* created the reality that I chose to live in, I felt empowered; I alone am responsible for my happiness and what that looks like to me. If something in my life challenges my serenity, I can choose to take steps to address the problem or I can choose to do nothing and suffer the consequences. I try to live in a solution-based perspective.
What distinguishes you from all the other people you know?
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As I mentioned above, "Is it better to understand or be understood?" I have posted that question in the past to people who follow me on a few sites that I write for. Of course, both are important when conversing. I compare it to "the carrot or the stick."
The answer for me is always the same: I choose the carrot. It behooves me to understand where a person is coming from. When I then speak it is measured in ways that has the best chance of actually being heard, not talked over or outright dismissed simply because I chose to be (brutally?) honest.
Do you want to win? Do you want me to win? It is not my place to decide that for you. My path is my own. I treat each person as an individual, and I like when others can give me the same respect I give them.