Be considerate by H.-J. John

A person approaches and pats your upper arm. You know them only fleetingly. The touch is unpleasant for you.
Someone falls in love with you. You feel nothing.
Someone pursues you with his attention. You react annoyed and retreat.
Be considerate.
Every person has a sphere of personal privacy. Respect it. It may be a touch. It may be the will of others. It may be the feelings of others. It may be the hopes and wishes of others.
Be considerate.
Where is the line? Everyone has different sensitivities. Try to empathize with others. If in doubt, ask so as to avoid any mistake. Respect the opinions of others and don’t insist on your own.
Be considerate.
Be a good role model and others will treat you in the same way…

© 2011 Hans-Jürgen John

Are you a consumer or a producer? by H.-J. John

Drive to the nearest big city.
Go to the busiest shopping street.
Visit at least three stores with goods that you would like to possess.
Now go back.
At home, sit in your favorite chair. Did you see all those people in the stores? They have wishes and needs, they save money and pay for them.
But where do all these goods come from?
Who has the creative ideas for all these things and continuously refines them?
Where do you see yourself? Would you like to primarily shop or produce? Would you prefer to earn money or spend money?
What do you want? Begin to organize your life according to your goals and desires.

© 2011 Hans-Jürgen John