2 reasons why People matter

“People don’t care how much you know, until they know how much you care.”
“It’s not about what you know, it’s about who you know.

When I talk about the value of people I mention the effect of spending time with certain groups of people in your life. I cover the aspects of the direction of your life and how it’s influenced by those you hang around. In essence, a little bit of that is pointed out in those two quotes.

We go places with the right people
1) The main theme behind them is people matter. Most people would argue that education and hard work are the main factors that took them from where they were to where they are. To anyone who knows anyone of that mindset, or if you still think that, I challenge you to think about why that’s not in fact the case. First of all, how did you learn everything you know? Even if you were self-taught, how were you able to come across the material you possessed? I’m in no way saying that education is not important. It most definitely is. Having good connections, however, is more important. It is so advantageous to have someone, who knows someone, who knows someone.

The world needs to touched
2) Musicians need agents, pilots, drivers etc need passengers, lawyers need clients, doctors need patients, teachers need students etc.  At the end of the day it’s all about people. Though there is one important point to note, it’s not about pleasing people, but rather impacting them. Changing lives for the better is what it was, still is and always will be about. The relationships you form can either make you or break you. They affect our lives in a huge way. I’d encourage anyone serious about their lives to surround themselves more with people who will challenge them and be accountable in the parts of their lives that matter most. When we make someone else successful that makes us feel great and think of more ways to keep doing it. In my other post, the wisdom of Purah, I talk about how Purah was an important mentor in Gideon’s life and why we need such people in our lives as well.

All relationships matter. Those with friends, acquaintances, immediate and extended family members, work and school mates and everyone else you engage in conversation with. I value every relationship. With the right people in our lives, we’ll go from where we are to where we want to be.

I’ll challenge you with this question: who are the people that matter most to you? Spend more time with them. Please can you also mention them and why they matter to you in the comments.


  1. I have a good friend whose abilities complement mine. We are considering doing some work together in the near future. We also like doing stuff like hiking, camping, etc. – this is definitely someone who matters to me.

    I think it is also worth pointing out that as much as we make an effort to reach out and touch the lives of others, we will also be touched. It is an action with immediate reciprocation!


    • Very true, you touched on a very good point. Being watered so we ourselves can be watered. It’s almost like a chain reaction! Thanks for your feedback!


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