The entire world—with one minor exception—is composed of others. And most of the people in the world don’t know you and never will. Most of the ones you do know probably have greater needs and problems than you do. You can choose to ignore them and focus on yourself, or you can get over yourself and learn to put other people first.

John C. Maxwell, Winning with People: Discover the People Principles That Work for You Every Time (Nashville: Thomas Nelson, 2005).