The joy of life comes from our encounters with new experiences, and hence there is no greater joy than to have an endlessly changing horizon, for each day to have a new and different sun. – Christopher McCandless
It is difficult to think that everything happens by coincidence in this world. Every person we meet has a certain role in our lives no matter how insignificant. Therefore, all people we meet contribute to a greater cause in our lives that we can’t see at first.
This is hard to explain because it happens little by little every day. It seems like a cliché; however, everything does happen for a reason that cannot be explained with any science nor philosophy.
We meet different kinds of people our entire lives. The luckiest of us meet people with different backgrounds who have something to teach us, give meaning to our lives or have a beneficial influence on our personal growth.
Some of those people are here to stay and we can’t even imagine our lives without them or how we lived before we met them. Some people, on the other hand, are difficult to be noticed yet they still have some kind of contribution in our lives.
Life is full of ups and downs. We can’t appreciate anything unless we struggle to achieve it. Similar to this, some kinds of people we meet on our paths make our lives better more meaningful in a way that is hard to explain or understand.
Here are 5 types of people you will meet in life:
1. The ones who awaken you
Not everyone you meet is here to stay. The people who awake us come in our lives to remind us of our aspirations, goals and missions in life, and once they help us achieve them, they continue on their path.
2. Those who remind you
There are several people in everyone’s life that remind us to work hard in order to achieve our goals. Those people always try to keep us on the right path that leads to success. They have a long-lasting impact and are never easy to forget.
3. Those who push you to grow
These people are like teachers who give us difficult lessons and test us. It is impossible to learn those lessons in another way. They help us develop into better individuals.
4. Those who hold space
The people who hold space are actually random strangers you meet every day and it is hard to connect with them, even if we try hard to do so. These people just hold space in our lives for short period of time.
5. Those who stay
This is the type of person you will meet that seems impossible to find, but once you do, they will be here until the end. This person can be a member of your family, your mentor, friend or life partner. They have the most important and biggest impact in your life. They are as valuable as the impact they make on you. You are likely to share same views and dreams with them, which makes it a lot easier to connect with each other.