People are generally lonely; give them a sense of community
I grew up in a village where there is strong sense of community within our neighborhood. People know each other because there’s no wall between houses, no gate of separation and there’s no secret between families. I once attended a church service in the city, everything is so difference. There is no one to welcome me. I was standing for 1 hour and nobody notice my present. It was a horrible experience for me.
People are generally lonely. Whenever possible, try to identify them in your community and treat them well. Don’t just hang around with your friends (or particular group of people) all the time. Try to identify the lonely, stranger and outcast around you. Show them that they are welcome, give them support and hospitality anyway possible. Who know, someday you might be the one who left out - lonely.
People need someone to believe in them
John H. Spalding noted, “Those who believe in our ability do more than stimulate us. They create for us an atmosphere in which it becomes easier to succeed.” My friend Allan was an alcoholic and faithful smoker just like me. When he realized that I had stopped those old habits, he asked me for help. “It’s hard to stop,” he complained. I told him, “If I can do it, you can do it too. I believe someday you will break these useless habits man.” After 3 months, he did it! It’s amazing what people can do if you just make them think more highly of themselves. John C. Maxwell writes, “Believing in people before they have proved themselves is the key to motivating people to reach their potential.”
Treat people like a human being.
Sometime it’s easy for us to forget that people are a human being just like you and I. We have the same basic needs. People need to be understood, to be loved. Add value to them. Motivate them to win. Give them hope. It is said that people can live 40 days without food, 4 days without water, 4 minutes without air, 4 seconds without hope.
Show respect towards others.