What do people thank you for?
Thinking about this question brings a quite strange feeling to me. I’ve never thought about this before. Sometimes I did something because I was told/forced to do it by my parents, teachers etc. Many other times I did something, it was just because I felt like I wanted to do it, or it was something should be done. Rarely I questioned myself about what I get back from people by doing that, and never thought of how I can benefit people by helping them. These are some of the things I have clearest memory about, which also consists of some thanks from people:
The first thing comes to my mind is giving instructions or sharing information. I like sharing. Even though I don’t know too much (deal with it, I’m not any expert!) but I like to share what I know. The feeling of sharing always make me feel good and purposeful. Even though it’s just a piece of information about upcoming event, or instruction of how to make a video clip (yes, I did make video clips, but recently stop for being too busy) and anything else, they all give me that good feeling, and I can do it for hours. I do get thanked for doing it sometimes, but the thanking’s not what I aim for. I just feel like I love sharing.
“The secret to living is giving” ~ Tony Robbins
The second thing is something I just started being able to do recently. I managed, somehow, to help some people feel better when they are down. All I did was just saying encouragements and reminding them of great things in them or in their life. There’s no particular reason why I did it. Just that I don’t want to see people like that. And also, doing it bring me a peaceful feeling and happiness, too.
The third thing is something I stopped doing recently. To be exact, I don’t have a chance to do. That is running a show. I did it a lot in college. Without any thinking of what I would earn, I just threw myself into the world, and I felt really alive back then. This picture is from the finale of one of our MC contest called “Front The Most”:
The fourth thing is making video clips. Also something I don’t have a chance to do nowadays. Everything I know about making clips are self-taught, and I’m nowhere called expert. But making clips get me the feeling of creativity and somewhat freedom. I also got some thanks for making them, too.
The fifth and final thing is writing. Well, I just do it. This includes both writing this blog, writing my journey and writing a fiction story. I just feel like I want to do it, and doing it make me feel pretty much alive, especially when I get into the flow to write the story. Not sure what will I get from that yet but well, I will just do it anyway. Like one of my idol said:
“I make art for the sake of art . . . and for my own selfish gratification” – Lindsey Stirling
So thinking about this topic, this is all I have. What about you?
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