Kash gave me a whole new outlook on life.
For some reason, and I hope it never stops, people I meet, friends I have, complete strangers, tell me stories from their life, and how these experiences shaped their outlook, which always reshapes mine.
From Kash’s own words.
“This was probably 10 years back. I was working at a retail home office, it was around 7:00 pm ish and I was frustrated with work, life and work life balance.
Just angry with myself and thinking why me.
Just then, I heard a knock, knock, knock on my cube wall and decided to look up since it was 7 pm or so and I was wondering who would be here at that time… As I looked up, I saw a guy wearing dark glasses with a cane finding his way around my cube. No idea who he was and what he did at work given he was without sight, but I decided to follow him. He went to the rest room and came back the same path that he used earlier.
I decided that I should close my eyes and try doing the same thing (Why? Not sure but I wanted try it out.) …. that is walk from my cube to the rest room and back. Mind you, I had taken that walk many times so it should be easy.
Needless to say that I could not go past my cube because it got dark once I closed my eyes, then I stumbled into the first wall then the next wall and then I did not know if the door opened on the left or right (so where to push on the door) and then I did not remember where the sink was located and then where the soap was and how far the urinals were and if I was aiming correctly.
Every step, every task was impossible and I failed miserably. I cried and then I opened my eyes, I told myself, be thankful, be grateful and be patient with work, life and enjoy every single moment.
10 years later, whenever I am upset or in a difficult situation, I remind myself of this humbling experience like it was yesterday. All this to say, examples are all around us, we need to take time to observe, apply to our lives and be thankful for what we have.”
There is nothing I would want to add to that.
Thank you Kash.