Behind the beehives
I’m rereading, “How to Win Friends And Influence People”, by Dale Carnegie. Here are my notes from Chapter 1: The most hardened criminals, Al Capone included, don’t view themselves as criminals, but rather, public benefactors who’re misunderstood. Have you at any point halted to think how a pooch is just about the main creature that doesn’t need to work as a profession? A hen lays eggs, a dairy animals gives drain or meat, a stallion gets ridden however a pooch just needs to love you.
They rationalize their behavior and criminal activity. They don’t accept responsibility for their actions and, when imprisoned, feel unjustly imprisoned. If these criminals don’t feel they’ve done any wrong, what about the people that we deal with on a day to day basis?
“Criticism is ineffective because it puts a person on the defensive and usually makes him strive to justify himself. Criticism is dangerous, because it wounds a person’s precious pride, hurts his sense of importance, and arouses resentment.” “I will speak ill of no man… and speak all the good I know of everybody”- Benjamin Franklin “Instead of condemning people, let’s try to understand them. Let’s try to figure out why they do what they do. That’s a lot more profitable and intriguing than criticism; and breeds sympathy, tolerance and kindness. “To know all is to forgive all.” As Dr. Johnson said: “God Himself, sir, does not propose to judge man until the end of his days.” Why should you and I?
This challenge became interested for me. You can influence more companions in two months by ending up truly keen on other individuals than you to can in two years by endeavoring to get other individuals inspired by you.”