“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