Over time, it becomes easier to enter into the routine of taking people for granted. Know this: it is not a good thing, no matter who you are dealing with. However, we all do it. It has almost become a normal thing. But you just have to know that people do not walk into your life by chance or accident. There is a profound effect people have when they become even a tiny part of your life. So, here are very strong reasons why you should not take people for granted.
There’s Always Something To Be Learned
Whether it is a repeat customer, a frequent supplier or just a person standing by you on the train looking to have a simple conversation, there is always something to be learned. Life is strange enough, but it does not fail to throw things your way that will help you better understand it.
The cares and struggles of this world are so much and so complex that no one person understands it all. With collective knowledge you stand a better chance at weathering the storms and pulling off comebacks. So, every chance you get, listen and connect. Do not take any situation or opportunity for granted, let alone people.
You Never Know When You Might Need Help
No matter how hard we try to believe it is everyone for himself in the world today, we cannot run away from the fact that we all need each other. You never know when you might be so down any degree of help would be needed. And you never know who might be in the best position to offer you that assistance.
Friends or just acquaintances, you should value your relationship with people because there will come a time in their life when what they have could be your own lifeline. Even if it is that customer of yours, value them because it could be their word or post that saves your business from going under. Even your maid can safeguard your family from a very bad disaster.
They Keep You In Check
As we said before, no one knows it all. You think you know everything about yourself, but you do not. It is now up to these friends to tell you what you are doing right, what you are doing wrong and the areas you need to improve. If you treat them like trash, they will keep these observations to themselves and probably even gossip about it. Either way, you brought it on yourself.
Do not take anyone for granted because you are not sure whose words, admonitions or pointers will help you avoid a potential pitfall. Do no0t just stay in touch with these people, but also be their mirror. For no reason should you make them feel your relationship with them is worthless. When people are taken for granted and know it, they tend to do the same.