“Better to be interested than being interesting”
I have recently come across this amazing book “How to win friends and influence people” by Dale Carnegie and i regret not to have it read earlier. This book is no less than a treasure chest. I read only one chapter and it blew me away. It was full of lessons and inspirational quotes. I would like to share some of those quotes and they carry big fat lessons.
‘’Life is a lot more interesting if you are interested in the people and the places around you. So, illuminate your little patch of ground, the people that you know, the things that you want to commemorate. Light them up with your art, with your music, with your writing, with whatever it is that you do.’’
The above mentioned quote is very simple yet difficult to practice, no? I mean, how often do we listen to others? We certainly don’t. We all want to be heard, understood and, feel secure but we barely want to pay heed to what a person is saying or what does he reflect from his tone, his body language and most importantly from his words. we just wan to hear about our selves and we oftenly not interested to others.
There are lot of quotes and examples that tech me how to give importance other and make real friends. Interested mean you want to listen others, give importance that you want to expect from others. We spend lot of time to interesting not interested do we just want other people listen us and listen our stories, if we get interested in people stories and other stuff they replied with smile and obviously payback attention.
in this quote i want to demonstrate that we should overcome our attitude so other get interested. If one has failed to develop curiosity and interest in the early years, it is a good idea to acquire them now, before it is too late to improve the quality of life.
To do so is fairly easy in principle, but more difficult in practice. Yet it is sure worth trying. The first step is to develop the habit of doing whatever needs to be done with concentrated attention, with skill rather than inertia. Even the most routine tasks, like washing dishes, dressing, or mowing the lawn become more rewarding if we approach them with the care it would take to make a work of art. The next step is to transfer some psychic energy each day from tasks that we don’t like doing, or from passive leisure, into something we never did before, or something we enjoy doing but don’t do often enough because it seems too much trouble. There are literally millions of potentially interesting things in the world to see, to do, to learn about. But they don’t become actually interesting until we devote attention to them.