Cliché Life Lessons You Already Know, But Will Re-Learn In the Corporate World1:01 AM
Posted on Thought Catalog:
1. Life is a jungle.
The corporate world is a jungle. You’ll find all kinds of species here (people from different places, from different age groups, different sexual orientation, different religion and culture, different background, etc.). You’ll sometimes feel lost in the middle of nowhere, and don’t know which direction to go (too many things to do in a short period of time, too many opportunities and choices, or maybe too little?). You sometimes lose track of time (day isn’t so much different from night, is it?). Sometimes it's really quiet and calm, most of the time it's chaotic. You’ll never know what’s waiting for you or what's going to happen next.
2. It’s not how much you earn, it’s how much you save.
You will encounter this line in almost every financial book there is. Financial mentors, investors, and people who made it big in the business world believe that no matter how much you earn, if you don’t have financial literacy, if you’ve got the wrong mentality, and if you spend more than you earn, you will always end up broke and in debt. If you can't be responsible with a small amount, how can you be entrusted with larger ones?
3. Life is not always fair.
An enigma that has always baffled me. No matter how much you try to be kind, considerate, patient, understanding, and respectful, there will always be someone who will treat you the opposite way. You did nothing to deserve such treatment, but you receive it anyway. When you’re in this situation, it is best to remember that “hurt people hurt people”. It’s not your battle, but their battle with themselves. Be the better person, and however tempting it is to give them a dose of their own medicine, it is always wise to walk out and walk away.
Reminds me of this quote I saw:
“Be kind for everyone’s fighting a hard battle. Be kinder still, for not everyone is winning”.
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