Last week was defined by a friend
as a ‘mid-term’ for workers, it was at the beginning of the second half of the
year so the holiday felt so good, so short and I felt like it should continue.
However, the economy suffered largely for it. I just greeted you in Shona
language of Zimbabwe saying ‘Hello’.
There is a story of a fairly old
female trader who buys her goods from people who are as young as her children.
As an African, this act was extraordinaire as many elderly people cheat younger
ones. They feel very important when she addresses them with respect and this
made it easy for her to get whatever she wants from them. She mentioned one
day, ‘I do not feel foolish by respecting
them because it deducts nothing from me. They have even respected me more
because of my lifestyle. Being respectful is beneficial to the humble at every
point in life.’ Let us think together as we consider Bloated Ego versus
Bloated Ego is the state of
thinking that you are larger than life; you assume the state of sufficiency
believing others need you more than you need them. A person who has a bloated
ego thinks that his exposure is better than that of others; the opportunities open
to him are not there for others. A person with a bloated ego can be seen to
others as overconfident, presumptuous and an independent island that needs no
Massaged Ego is the state of
coming down from your ‘heights’ to the level of others thereby making them feel
important and motivated. There is nobody on earth that does not love to be treated
with some level of respect and dignity. Massaging the ego of others is the sure
way of attracting favour from people. It helps you to reach your desired goal
because everyone would love to assist when a favour is requested.
We all protect our ego in various
ways; we do not want it to be bruised. Unfortunately, the ego of many people
has been abused by others; it could lead to unforgiving spirit; perpetual bitterness
and hatred. We need to carefully bloat our ego and balance it by massaging the
ego of others.
Have a great week ahead.
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