How to Save a Life: Kingston’s Journal #7

A meaningful life is a life lived for others.

“Who did I help, what did I learn.” I stumbled upon this little piece of advice yesterday on a YouTube video I watched last night about advice they would give to someone younger.

I believe what you learn and who you help are interlinked as you cannot help anyone unless you know what you’re doing. These words of wisdom is something I can take to all the places in the world I plan to visit for a reasonable period of time, not just for sightseeing/

The first major stop in this regard would be Bangkok. All the things I’ve learned in the past five to six months here would deserve its own post, so a few highlights include:

  • Classroom management
  • Public speaking ability

And while I’m sure many students learned a great deal from me, I can’t shake the feeling that I am a band-aid for a problem that needs a long term solution.

The truly greats take what they learn and magnify it to help people in multiples of the help they’ve received. Right now my output still feels 1:1.

Kingston S. Lim

December 8, 2019

Bangkok, Thailand

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