Pondering Over Life: Everyone Has His Own Strength

Xiao Lian

PureInsight | April 20, 2009

[PureInsight.org] Recently, my former employer asked me to go back to work for him. The monthly salary is about 1000 Yuan (RMB) and one can make about 1200 to 1300 Yuan by working overtime occasionally. This covers ones basic living expenses. It is a little busy, but not too much.

This time, my supervisor seems to trust me very much, and he asked me to do the first step of the workflow—preparing raw materials. This needs some technical experience and I will not go into details here. Because two people are needed to perform this job, I was assigned to operate the machine with assistance from another person.

A lady was asked to work with me. She lives a poor life, looks very modest and does not speak much. She did not seem to have any special skills.

At the beginning, I thought: I am not handy, either. With just the two of us, how can we get the job done?

So I started to worry. However, I found the lady was very quick in untying the sealing strings of the raw material bags. I could not catch up with her no matter how I tried. By then, I realized my previous thought was wrong.

As a being arranged in this world by God, you must have been bestowed with the ability to survive, although the exact skills vary from person to person. Since people have accumulated different amounts of virtue and karma in the past, the quality of their lives will be different today. Therefore, when looking at other people, we should look at the overall situation. If looking down upon others when noticing they are not skilled in certain areas, we are actually limiting ourselves.

People often say one should continuously learn as long as one is still alive. This is indeed the case.

No matter how knowledgeable a person is, what accomplishments he has made or how many books he has written, his realm is still limited and there are things that he does not know. Therefore, he cannot consider what he knows as everything or absolutely right. Under any circumstance, one should maintain a humble and placid mindset. Always learning from others, improving oneself and accumulating experience, as well as elevating one’s realm, seem like the appropriate mentality we should have. If one could act in this way, no matter how poor or rich he is in this life, he is indeed the most successful!

Translated from: http://www.zhengjian.org/zj/articles/2009/4/5/58764.html


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