Just because you won’t eat the lion, don’t make the mistake of thinking the lion won’t eat you!
Givers, nurturers, caring and loyal people… For the most part, all have the same issue. We measure what we’ve done or would do for the people we hold special to a level of care, loyalty and responsibility that we expect to be extended to us. The fact is, most people aren’t interested in living up to that responsibility. They don’t care to be held in that high regard. Most of them consider it foolish to choose kindness, humility and integrity over their own personal or professional desires. Does that make them bad people? I don’t think so. It makes them “their kind of people.” It’s your choice to engage them, or not.
Selfishness is a lack of concern or consideration for others. It is being solely concerned with ones own personal profit or pleasure. Selfish people often times don’t care to see others prosper beyond what they have. They don’t want you to be equal in their eyes. So you absolutely, positively should never have what they believe is better or more gain than they have or can attain. That’s where the problem truly lies.
In my personal experiences I’ve had quite a few “frienemies” do everything in their power to undermine my goals, keep me from monetary gain, and honestly try to stop my growth. Hell, I’ve had someone make a call to their noted official friend who was associated with a program that enlisted my assistance to teach hiphop and music industry to the less fortunate in another country. Though my “frienemy” had no musical background, she couldn’t believe I was chosen when she wasn’t. She’d applied for the position, TOLD ME TO APPLY AS WELL, but could not believe that the little girl from the ghetto w/no degree at the time was chosen before the middle class master degreed girl. When I received a confirmation email but she didn’t… Shit got real. And that call she made turned my confirmation email into a “we’ve chosen to go in another direction” email.
That’s just one of many instances where someone I thought was my friend or even looked up to has acted as my opposer. To put it simply, everyone doesn’t want you to win! The people closest to you can often times be the ones hoping for your demise. Some people think that if the universe extends prosperity to you, that it means it’s less for them. It’s not your job to change their minds. It’s your duty to surround yourself with like minded people who are filled with joy and hope when they see people close to them winning.
Don’t let the haters change you. Your light can not be hidden unless YOU decide to cover it!
“Put two takers in a room and the room will forever be empty…
Put one giver and one taker in the room and only one will gain…
Put two givers in a room and the room overflows until they have to give stuff away.”