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The Kindness of Strangers

When was the last time a stranger did something particularly kind, generous, or selfless for you?

I don’t like to be helped by strangers. And I am always on my toes with strangers because I think that strangers usually are cheaters and stealers, especially when they offer to help by chance. But yesterday it was different. While I was walking to come home from work, one stranger offered me a driver on her motorbike. At first, I was quite wary because I knew some cases on newspaper that some strange people will enchant for money. I tried to avoid her. However she kept following me and asking if I wanted to have her taking me to the main road. The weather was so hot that made me feel more tired with walking after a long working day, while she was so enthusiastic with this offer, so I nodded my head. While I sat behind her back on her motorbike, I still wondered how she would cheat me for money. “I must be careful”, I thought. However everything was not like my imagination. She is good and just wanted to help me with the same road we would go. We talked about the weather while we were on the motorbike. I am thankful for her help. Of course, I did not forget to say my honest thank to her when I got off her motorbike.

I was so selfish when I thought badly about her. She made me feel more optimistic about this life. We still have good people and not all strangers are trying to get money. We still have people who are ready to give help. When I was walking closely to my home, a strange boy came to me and asked for little money to buy bread. Thinking about what I had just received, I bought him bread, which made me satisfied.


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Attitude to failure

I’m not sure other people like me, i.e, I’m actually afraid of failure. Everyone says that we shouldn’t. But the problem for me is that I don’t know how to make myself “shouldn’t” even though I really want that. So I think it will be better if I accept the feeling of being afraid and then I might overcome it.

When I was a child, I’m afraid of making something wrong because of my mother’s punishment. I wanted to be careful but unfortunately, I used to make a mess unintentionally like making some equipment broken. My mother would blame on me that why I was so careless.

When I went to school, I’m afraid of bad mark. I imagined that my friends would not play with me if I was not smart. Our teachers would not pay their attention to me if I was not the best student in class. So I always tried to be invincible in school.

When I go to work, I’m afraid of failure. If I do something wrong, I’m afraid that it will affect our company’s reputation. My performance then would decrease and someday they would fire me. Imagining the day that I start over everything makes me shudder.

Why am I so weak? I don’t want to be like that. I really want to get over this feeling right now. I want to be strong. I do not want to hide away. This feeling is so terrible and I do not want to take it with me any more.

Stop imagining. Take it easy and do not exaggerate the problem. It will be a true failure afterall if I just stay in one place to think about the consequence. Take action. I am the one who is responsible for mistake I did. Study from it.

Accept the normal fact that anyone can make mistake. No worries. Soon be better.


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So touched! Love the big sky landscape and a small being in it. Love the simplicity and sincerity of people in the video. Impressed with his strong voice in violin tone! Feel so excited, so eager when watching it. Just want to go out to experience the world!