Embrace the knowledge you get from other people

You’ll be surprised by how much this can help you.

Jacob K Thomas
5 min readJun 10, 2022

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In our lives, we meet a lot of people. Those people that we meet will leave us with a lot of different feelings. They can be good or bad, it just depends on the situation. A lot of times we make decisions on how we are going to accept the information we are given. Sometimes we don’t even know how to really go about it all.

Over the last few years, I’ve really thought about the people I’ve come across in my life. I think that we don’t really understand how much influence people and things really have over us. At a young age, we are a sponge. Everything can influence us. The problem is, we don’t even realize what has touched us and what hasn’t touched us.

I was listening to a program where the host was telling a story about their mother and how when she was a kid, the simple words, “This is the last amount of money I have.” From that point forward, this always made the lady's mother worry about running out of money. This in turn created a frugal person. Seems crazy when you hear it, but the thing is, it’s not so strange. It is very normal because everyone is different. We take in things in our own way.

On the other side of things, we shouldn’t let certain things completely change who we are. Rather we should look to embrace new things and new influences. There is nothing wrong with embracing the knowledge you get from other people. No matter what it is. You may think that when you talk to someone who is saying some really ridiculous things, it’s not going to be helpful to you or anyone else. I would beg to say, the crazy or wild things they are saying can be used for some good. In a case like that, you are learning about a behavior or personality you might not want to deal with.

In the long run, you are able to identify traits that you know don’t fit what you want in your life. You’ll be able to make notes on the things you don’t want to deal with. Years ago, I would always run into and be attracted to women who weren’t reliable. Honestly, they were flakes. Time and time again, I would just be dealing with women that had these personalities. After so many times of dealing with these types of women. I finally was able to understand the traits of a flake. I could…

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Jacob K Thomas

Writer. Cook. Traveler. Photographer. Featured on the Food Network and newspapers around America. https://jacobkthomas.com/