Afternoon Talk in Uyuni, Bolivia

 

December 23, 2017

This afternoon, I had a great conversation with the manager of the hostel. We were talking about politics, the situation in Bolivia, emotions, a lot. Then he asked me

“How do you ask something from somebody?”

I smiled. I told him “smile first” (because that’s what I normally do 😃).

He said, that’s a start. But, for me give first before you ask. You can’t ask someone to give you something if you don’t know how to give. And, you can’t have something if you don’t know how to share. It doesn’t have to be money, it doesn’t have to be material things. It can be love or kindness. If you want to be loved, give love. If you want to experience kindness, be kind.

It’s a good reminder to me and I think to everyone, that people can be better if we learn how to give and share before we ask.


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