Half an hour passed and this meeting was becoming more and more awkward, I was so uncomfortable, wondering what the hell I’m doing here, could things get any worse?
The answer to my thoughts is then revealed through a very tough question:
“And what are your accomplishments? Tell me what you achieved, who are you in this world?”
I was silent for some time; it was some tough question asked in a very rude way by this person who was sitting haughtily with a cigar in their hand, wearing branded clothes, placing the newest smartphone on the table, with a caustic and sarcastic expression, and harsh look in their eyes.
Albeit I was being attacked and belittled, and consequently I felt a bit discouraged and intimated, I decided to just answer the question.
I don’t know what are your standards for achievements and human values and accomplishments, but I will tell you anyway what I did with my life, with my low profile and trivial life.
I changed some people’s lives for the best, I literally saved many lives because I refused to give up and let them go.
Some people are happier because of me, some have a future and freedom, and others have careers and families.
Furthermore, some died peacefully because I kept the pillow under their heads, and others died happy after knowing that love does exist and is not a myth or a lie.
I fought lost battles, I fell many times, I crawled when needed, I lost everything, I started over many times, and I was brave enough to continue the journey when all I wanted is to die.
Despite, I worked hard and I could afford many luxurious items, the latest devices, or technology, I could even travel more, visit luxurious restaurants, buy branded clothes, etc.… but instead, I decided to help others have a decent life, pay off their debts, have an education, or change their life for the best in any way.
I lived simply so that many can simply live.
Clearly, I am not a CEO or a General Manager, I don’t own a business or a company, I’m not a superstar or celebrity, I’m not rich or powerful,
I’m not all the above, I don’t have accomplishments that fit these standards.
But maybe I am not supposed to be all this, I don’t have to be anything at all,
Maybe I’m just a bridge, a lantern, a lifeline, and for me, it is as bigger as any other accomplishment.
Whereas for you I am “nobody”, for many, I am “the world”.
Nevertheless, who decides the importance and the value of people?
Are these world standards enough? Then why are we screwed up and we are leaving this world so much worse and bitter than we found it?
Why our last words before dying are almost the same: I wish I spent more time with the people I love, I wish I did the things I love, I wish I didn’t spend my entire life working and making a fortune…I wish I was a loving human being! I wish I was true to myself, I wish I didn’t hurt people.
However, have you checked any cemetery or a coffin? Have you found any mobile phone, money, prizes or clothes?
We all leave naked and we take nothing with us.
Being successful and rich and powerful is not bad if it makes you happy but being the source of happiness and support and love is equally important!
Additionally, being a simple person but devoted to the people you love is a great accomplishment.
You don’t need to be a king or a CEO to make a difference. You can do it from your humble place and in your small society and circle.
The janitor that endures people’s cruelty and life’s cruelty to give his/her children a decent life is a hero, and the mother that cleans the school toilets so her kids can have an education is a superstar! While the corrupted politicians and the bad rulers are piles of garbage for example even if they have billions and wear branded clothes and smoke only Cuban cigars!
Consequently, the standards you referred to and hinted at are pathetic, our importance as human beings is not compromised, and values and devotion don’t require titles and fortune. You can be an inventor, CEO, GM, or millionaire but yet you fail to make even one person happier, you fail to make yourself happy.
When you open your apple phone, do you think of Steve Jobs? I don’t think so; the man was very successful but had little joy in his life as he said before dying:
“I reached the pinnacle of success in the business world. In others’ eyes, my life is an epitome of success.
However, aside from work, I have little joy. In the end, wealth is only a fact of life that I am accustomed to.”
Therefore, the people carrying the latest apple phone don’t care who invented them. But these same people will never forget a kind smile, a lending hand, love, and devotion.
They will never forget the light that showed up through their darkest night. Believe me, they won’t think about Edison or Tesla.
Not denying their importance or any talented person’s importance, but you can be valuable from any position in your life.
Moreover, my message to people: you are all stars, you are all heroes as long as you are doing what you can, as long you are not harming and hating, as long as you kept moving forward despite all the obstacles, you are important, you are a major part of this world!
You are still important even when you stumble, fall, or give up.
Never forget this, keep moving forward and keep shining, don’t let anyone compromise your value, achievements, and importance.
Was that being asked in a real scenario?🙄.
Reading this post, I wanted to share a video with you. Here it is: https://youtu.be/EjaCpHDfV6A
There is actually no set metric for success. Most important is to stay true to our values.
Every individual is an expression of some qualitiy of divine and it is what they are here for. Regardless of what we think or say, no one is ever unsuccessful in playing the role they were meant to play.
I remembered a line I listened somewhere a long ago. The world is made up of warriors and worriers. If everybody is a warrior, then world will be destroyed. And if everybody becomes worrier, we would not evolve. So we need all kinds.😅
Thank you dear for reading and for sharing this valuable interaction 😊 actually it is not a real scenario but some people just make you feel this way even if they don’t say it and some others just push people and somehow force them to be important and successful in many different standards, so I answered in the form of scenario.
These are very important words you mentioned especially the warriors and worriers example 👌and the video as well said it all, still it’s a hard battle to fight and the matter is to win it within ourselves 🙏🏻😊
Yes, it is hard to accept ourselves and fight the battle within.🙂
Nice answer to a sarcastic question. Even I have passed this to people that are silly. After reading your post I realise the questions I asked inside four walls are purely my ego. I did regretted asking it to some people, maybe that’s why I’m being called rudest person among some people. I’m not bad, I’m just sarcastic when someone’s attitude is above my tolerance level. Your post just gave an answer like a hard slap. Perfect Huguette. Neatly drafted. Hugs 🤗. This reminded me of a podcast i listened long time ago. Here is the link to that blog . If you can open try it. A famous fashion designer during her last moment she left some words to the world. That is who we are, money gives nothing, with all wealth one own, cannot buy time. Be the nicest person as we roam around in this planet, and leave this world a better place. People around us should be feeling proud as we leave the earth, leave that impact. This is a must share post… Why i didn’t see this promotion in your IG? Maybe i was too busy. I’m sorry about it. Worth Reading it..
Was this comment intended for me?🤔
I guess Simon replied to your comment by mistake 🙂sorry for this
Thank you dear Simon for your valuable interaction and for sharing Kirzida Rodriguez’s quotes, they are very inspiring! No doubt that health is the most important thing in life…We discover this on a daily basis and yet people are still seeking other things.
I remember that you read this post but it was around 2 months maybe, the time you were busy I guess so I appreciate your visit again and all your kind and motivating words 🙏😊💕I feel happy to see all these comments from you, it’s really great to have you back 😊🙏
Hi Huguette, it’s been long. I felt down, not interested at anything for a while and avoided many. This post was such a relief. We leave Naked and takes nothing with us. It’s a harsh truth. Like “Drawn like a moth to the flame” Humans are drawn to materials/money/fame. like a nature’s call. Should we blame the one that sells or the ancestors or marketors that pushed to buy a certain product and to keep it as a society status. Ancestors were clever enough to create a system to forget humans real purpose and also to make the world a better place. Everything and anything that happens around us are happening for a reason. It is each individual responsibility to come out of the hallucination and the day one finds out their real purpose is the day the change begins on that particular set of human. Practically the world is not going to be a better place, but most people will, like Anjo the one in the end. And finally I needed this now “You are still important even when you stumble, fall, or give up.” I’m taking it. Thank you so much Huguette 🥰
Happy to see you here dear Simon 😊 thank you so much for reading and for your valuable interaction 🙏🏻I’m so happy I could speak to you through this post! It’s the purpose actually and I totally understand because I feel the same and it’s really a torture. You are completely right, I mean how we even reached this stage? We don’t know either , we just follow. People like Anjo make this world better for sure! Happy this post lift you up a bit and I hope the upcoming days will be better and full of hope and sunshine 🙏🏻😊💕