Some rich people have a false sense of superiority because of their financial edge. This, I know very well because I see some struggling people developing a false sense of inferiority on account of their diminished financial status. Between these two groups of people stands a towering giant of reality: All people are equal! Rich or poor, I’ll give them the same consideration no matter how hard it is to do so. I won’t laugh at the rich man’s unfunny jokes just to kiss his ass. Neither will I ignore the poor man’s charms simply because he doesn’t pick up the check at the end of the meal. I won’t treat the rich man spitefully as if it’s his fault that he earns more than me. I won’t pretend in public that his riches are not an important achievement which I too crave, but I will learn from him, instead. In learning from the rich man my purpose will not be to try to outdo him in my own quest for riches. Instead, I will run my own race, lifting my head only to copy positive ideas from my opponents, never, trying to trip them so that I might benefit from their fall and win. Snatching victory from another’s demise is the epitome of cowardice and God knows I’m no chicken. I will feel for the people who are less fortunate than me but I won’t pity them. This emotion robs me of every ounce of respect I have for them making it impossible to view them as partners. So, I’ll regard the less fortunate as equals in every respect and this will certainly boost their spirits. I won’t attempt to amplify the manner in which I portray to them that we are on the same level because this might drive them into deeper valleys of inferiority worth thousands of dollars in therapy sessions. I will simply be myself, treat everyone with the respect he/she deserves and see if the world will not change for the best. Try it!
Causes Ernest Yungsi Supports