Back when I just entered college, I was trying to work part-time to cover the tuition fee because college, as you know, was expensive. However, I could not find a job.
In my class, there was this guy - one year older than me – who had been living his life in a wheelchair. He could not move around on his own because he had been suffering from degenerative disease that causes his muscles to atrophy. But that didn't stop him from being a high-flying student.
He started talking to me one day, seeming to know what a shy person I am. Thank to him, I came to understand all the difficult lessons. We started hanging out more and I really enjoyed taking him out to breathe in some fresh air during our break time. Even though all the other kids in the class hold prejudices against him and would not want to be around him, for me he was an example of a resilient person who never backed off no matter what. Although I was kind of facing financial problem at the time, his presence reminded me that I was still too lucky to complain about anything in life. Listening to my situation, he looked at me and smiled warmly: “I have a strong feeling that you would find a job very soon.”
At that very time I felt very strange. As if a source of energy just hit through me and I was totally convinced.
Just several days later, he called me cheerfully: “I have news for you. The doctor who gives me physiotherapy needs someone to work at his father-in-law’s shop. And I think you might be suitable.” I nearly broke into tears because at that very moment I was in the edge of being completely broke and was so close to dropping out of the college. I nodded quickly, signaling a big "YES". I dialed the number, scheduled an interview, and 2 days later got a call telling that I was hired.
This experience was all new to me. That was the first time I felt so strong inside and couldn’t find words to explain. I feel like intuition was intertwined in some ways. Like his tuition and mine met and connect us. Been living all my life helping other, that was the first time I feel so different.