In a dark night after rain, there were no moon or stars, a nonlocal walked carefully on a narrow and winding alley, and saw a spot of yellow light come closer and closer. Finally, the nonlocal saw clearly that it was a blind old man holding a walking stick in one hand and a lantern in the other hand. He asked with surprise,
“Sir, why do you hold a lantern? It is useless for you.”
“Though I am unable to see, by lighting up the road, the other people can see me so as to avoid me.” The blind man replied.
The nonlocal nodded, “Right. I was bumped into twice on the dark road, but I can easily avoid you.”
The enlightenment from this story: Lighting up the road for others is lighting up the road for yourself; if you make things easy for others, it will also offer convenience to yourself; helping others is helping yourself.
In the competitive world, we may think if we help others we will harm ourselves, but the truth is that humans are interdependent and can only obtain sufficiency working as a community. We survive better by supporting and complementing each other.
You help one person and plant love in his heart, he may help someone else and so on and so on. You hurt one person, he may hurt someone else and so on and so on. Do you want to live in a world full of love and kindness or full of hatred and violence?
You can make the world a warmer place by sharing your love, kindness and wealth. You can make the world a happier place by sharing your humor, artworks and sense of beauty. You can make the world a better place by sharing your knowledge and skills with someone else.
Helping others can reduce your stress, bring you happiness and boost your self-esteem, eventually improve your mental health. Helping others bring good feelings to the giver and the receiver of the good deeds.
We are committed to a world where I win, you win, others win and the Earth wins.