Be who you are
I could not stop laughing looking at the title of this book. People spend their entire lives to be liked by others, to be in the good books of every single person, to please everybody they see. And here there is this book which if you read, can make people like you in less than 90 seconds. Impressed I say!! I recently read this article on how to make people like you. The very first point said people are interested in themselves, hence talk about them. Ahaa, we do that always, don’t we? But why do we need to make these conscious efforts to make others like us?? Why do we need to force it on to others?? Is that how much we believe in who we are?? Let me tell you something.. Not many care what you are. They don’t have the time to know you. All they are in need is to have a good time and that is all that matters. And for such people why put in so much effort??
“People are like stained-glass windows. They sparkle and shine when the sun is out, but when the darkness sets in, their true beauty is revealed only if there is light from within” – Elisabeth Kubler.
I thought the quote was very realistic. Very few people stick around till the end and those who do spend enough time to know you. So don’t waste your time trying to please everybody just to be liked. Life is not all about that!!