Mar 18, 2010

Compliment someone today!

Today, I will tell 5 people I know that they're awesome for being understanding and considerate.


I had an epiphany while walking to class today: life's too short to be withholding positives to myself.

I wanted to show appreciation to those in my life who have been very patient with me, and considerate of my temper, among other things.

But just before composing this, I wondered if I had an ulterior motive with this stunt. Sidebar: You know, being marketers, your every move has to be calculated and motivated by a desired result, so being able to play chess is a plus.

I was wondering if I'm making people feel good about themselves, through this peer's approval, so I can gain social capital. It could seem like a pretty ingenious idea, if I hadn't stated it so obviously. And it actually sounds workable, if only I'd said them to friends instead of family. Yeah, 3 out of 5 were family members. They took my shit the most and the longest.

That said, what have I gained? What are the results of my small action of love/generosity?

Everyone's happy! People are happy, I'm happy, non-recipients joined in the chatter. Sidebar: this would make for a great social media advertising method. It feels so utopian. Success!

I think it's something I'm going to be doing more often now.

To everyone else, don't fret if I didn't pick you. It doesn't mean you're not understanding or considerate.


Deng, the very eveel genius said...


cheahwey said...

More power to me!!

les said...

More gadgets to me!!

sean said...

More more do you like do you like the song !

cheahwey said...

I just watched the youtube video ( I think I'm traumatised.