“The effect you have on others is the most valuable currency there is.” — Jim Carrey
As a baby, you’re taken care of. Your parents give you food, shelter, and if you’re lucky, a lot of love. Even if you had a bad childhood — you’ve been giving many things like education, food, etc.
Weirdly enough, that behavior of taking things tends to stick with us as we grow up. We think it’s normal to take, take, take. In fact, we think we SHOULD get everything we want.
I was in the same boat for many years. But looking back, I was delusional. We’re not entitled to anything. Who says you SHOULD get that job you applied for? Or the promotion that you want? Or the hot girl/guy at the gym? Or widespread success?
Instead of always focusing on what you want from the world, start thinking about what you have to offer. Life is not about taking. Please, do yourself a favor and start giving more. But don’t be surprised if you also receive more. Helping others is the most important thing you will ever do in your life.