Not money – money is nice, amazingly people want and need it but don’t crave it.
Not lots of friends – yes, friends are important but the number isn’t compelling.
Good health? – certainly, it is hoped for, expected and appreciated but people only seem to crave good health when they are faced with grave illness.
Power? It’s a drug, wears off quickly and needs to be constantly fed.
The number one thing people crave is compassion.
Sympathy, pity, concern for their problems and sorrows.
And in the end, we do, too.
The perfect gift that makes people crave you is the ability to treat them with compassion.
Listen, relate, feel the pain and connect.
Since we know this is universally true, developing our ability to be compassionate toward others should be our main mission at work, at home and with ourselves.
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