Be a Believer

Be a Believer

It is a human tendency to judge everyone except the person you see in the mirror. We do get hurt because we think that people are hurting us? But is it true? Well, would like to share a small story to answer this question, which was shared by one of my colleagues few days back.

On his first day in office, as President Abraham Lincoln entered to give his inaugural address, one man stood up. He was a rich aristocrat. He said, “Mr. Lincoln, you should not forget that your father used to make shoes for my family.” And the whole Senate laughed; they thought they had made a fool of Lincoln.

But certain people are made of a totally different mettle. Lincoln looked at the man directly in the eye and said, “Sir, I know that my father used to make shoes for your family, and there will be many others here, because he made shoes the way nobody else can.

He was a creator. His shoes were not just shoes; he poured his whole soul into them. I want to ask you, have you any complaint? Because I know how to make shoes myself. If you have any complaint I can make you another pair of shoes. But as far as I know, nobody has ever complained about my father’s shoes. He was a genius, a great creator and I am proud of my father”.
The whole Senate was struck dumb. They could not understand what kind of man Abraham Lincoln was. He was proud because his father did his job so well that not even a single complaint had ever been heard.

Do we have the answer now? Yes we do. 

Remember: “No one can hurt you without your consent. It is not what happens to us that hurts us. It is our response that hurts us.”

I have felt dejected, neglected and hurted many times in my life, just like a normal human being would have but after reading this story I feel something different. It is so true; no one can hurt you without your consent. 

There are many things that I have always wanted to do in life that will make me happy, still have the determination to do it but I am not sure when I will do it but I will definitely do it. One advice for everyone reading this: Love yourself first, believe in yourself first and everything will fall in place.

Always be a believer. Like this guy is, who after losing his memory, rediscovered himself all over again with the help of his girlfriend.

This post was in response to the video that eBay posted. You can watch the video here.

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