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Blind Boy Tests How Honest People Are, The Results Are Thought-Provoking

Blind Boy Tests How Honest People Are, The Results Are Thought-Provoking

Imagine a scenario in which a 12-year-old blind boy comes to you and politely asks for change for five dollars. The Good Samaritan in you does not want to refuse, so you dig into your bag and wallet and get those coins out. The boy hands that supposed five dollar bill to you, and you discover that the money isn’t five dollars and is instead a 50 dollar bill.

What would you do in a situation like this?

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We would all like to think that we would behave in an honest way, point out to that polite but visually-challenged boy that he was handing us 50 dollars instead of five like he believed. And that’s what happened in this video, at least, in part.

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The boy in question was not blind and this was actually a social experiment done by community channel Prank City, filmed by Prank Nation, to see how people would react in such a situation. In the video, as the makers explain in the beginning, the idea is to see how honest people are. The young boy, pretending to be blind, walks up to random strangers asking for change in coins for a five. However, he holds out a 50 dollars. Everyone in the video finds the change but, shockingly, half of the people walk away with the 50 dollars and hand the “blind” boy just five dollars in change proving that the world would do anything for a quick buck, including cheating a blind young boy out of his own money.

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There are some honest and decent souls in the video who do point out to the boy that he is actually holding a 50 dollar bill and one Good Samaritan even offers the boy some three dollars in change without taking anything, saying that he doesn’t need it.

Perhaps we should all watch and share this video to spread the message around that there are good people in the world, but there is also a lot of work that needs to be done to achieve the good and honest world we all want to live in.

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Last Updated on January 21, 2020

How to Motivate People Around You and Inspire Them

How to Motivate People Around You and Inspire Them

If I was a super hero I’d want my super power to be the ability to motivate everyone around me. Think of how many problems you could solve just by being able to motivate people towards their goals. You wouldn’t be frustrated by lazy co-workers. You wouldn’t be mad at your partner for wasting the weekend in front of the TV. Also, the more people around you are motivated toward their dreams, the more you can capitalize off their successes.

Being able to motivate people is key to your success at work, at home, and in the future because no one can achieve anything alone. We all need the help of others.

So, how to motivate people? Here are 7 ways to motivate others even you can do.

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1. Listen

Most people start out trying to motivate someone by giving them a lengthy speech, but this rarely works because motivation has to start inside others. The best way to motivate others is to start by listening to what they want to do. Find out what the person’s goals and dreams are. If it’s something you want to encourage, then continue through these steps.

2. Ask Open-Ended Questions

Open-ended questions are the best way to figure out what someone’s dreams are. If you can’t think of anything to ask, start with, “What have you always wanted to do?”

“Why do you want to do that?”

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“What makes you so excited about it?”

“How long has that been your dream?”

You need this information the help you with the following steps.

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3. Encourage

This is the most important step, because starting a dream is scary. People are so scared they will fail or look stupid, many never try to reach their goals, so this is where you come in. You must encourage them. Say things like, “I think you will be great at that.” Better yet, say, “I think your skills in X will help you succeed.” For example if you have a friend who wants to own a pet store, say, “You are so great with animals, I think you will be excellent at running a pet store.”

4. Ask About What the First Step Will Be

After you’ve encouraged them, find how they will start. If they don’t know, you can make suggestions, but it’s better to let the person figure out the first step themselves so they can be committed to the process.

5. Dream

This is the most fun step, because you can dream about success. Say things like, “Wouldn’t it be cool if your business took off, and you didn’t have to work at that job you hate?” By allowing others to dream, you solidify the motivation in place and connect their dreams to a future reality.

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6. Ask How You Can Help

Most of the time, others won’t need anything from you, but it’s always good to offer. Just letting the person know you’re there will help motivate them to start. And, who knows, maybe your skills can help.

7. Follow Up

Periodically, over the course of the next year, ask them how their goal is going. This way you can find out what progress has been made. You may need to do the seven steps again, or they may need motivation in another area of their life.

Final Thoughts

By following these seven steps, you’ll be able to encourage the people around you to achieve their dreams and goals. In return, you’ll be more passionate about getting to your goals, you’ll be surrounded by successful people, and others will want to help you reach your dreams …

Oh, and you’ll become a motivational super hero. Time to get a cape!

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