In this Summary of Bob Goff's new book Everybody, Always, he explains that we loved people before and we are going to love more people as the days go by. We also have been loved and cherished by those surrounding us and we tend to try as hard as we can to reciprocate to this love. The act of falling in love with people who are kind and who love us back comes easily to us. It happens naturally without us having to think about what we are doing or why. We just have this feeling and we act upon it. But that is not what love truly is about. True love happens when you open up to the person in front of you without caring about their personality or mishaps. It is what Bob Goff calls the act of becoming one with love. You become love when you stop judging others for what you see by your eyes and start seeing them with your heart instead. This summary of the book explains the manual on how we can achieve that. It is not going to be easy, but it is going to be fulfilling in the long run.
All the money that people give away might seem a lot, and yet it pales in comparison to the needs we see all around us: urban slums and rural poverty, children in failing schools and children without access to any schooling whatsoever, deforestation and unclean water, crippling diseases of many kinds.
According to conventional wisdom, highly successful people have three things in common: motivation, ability, and opportunity. Here is a fourth ingredient that’s critical but often neglected: success depends heavily on how we approach our interactions with other people. Every time we interact with another person at work, we have a choice
Most people want to make a difference in their lives and you’re probably no exception. However, good intentions can all too easily lead to bad outcomes. The challenge for us is: When we try to help others, how can we ensure that we do so as effectively as possible? How can
People who are becoming love see the beauty in others even when their off-putting behavior makes for a pretty weird mask.
Find someone you think is wrong, someone you disagree with, someone who isn’t like you at all, and decide to love that person the way you want to be loved.
No one expects us to love them flawlessly, but we can love them fearlessly, furiously, and unreasonably.
we aren’t only supposed to love our neighbors, but we should start with them, because if our love isn’t going to work for the people who live close to us, then it’s probably not going to work for the rest of the world.
Telling people what they should want turns us into a bunch of bosses and police officers. People who are becoming love lose the badge and give away grace instead.
When we get the wrong things over the top of our lives, we might look good for a short time, but we won’t land our lives well.