How to make other people happy

is by making yourself happy first.

A good reading from Paulo Coelho’s blog.

When I was a kid, I was taught that I should be selfless and give myself to help out others. The more you give yourself, the more respect you’ll get from others. Most of the times by doing this, we will burn ourselves out easily.

When I was flying in air plane for the first time, the air attendant said, please put your oxygen mask first before you’re helping other people.

I learned that the information taught to me when I was a kid, was partially correct.

  1. When we helped other, we need to be selfless.
  2. By caring ourselves, helping others and receiving feedback, we will be more motivated to do give more.

What do you think?