“Show interest in life and humanity and people. When you meet people, ask them questions: Where were you born…Who are you…Are you married…Where do you live? Be there for them, listen, listen, listen to the answers. Concentrating on people is loving them, so agree to concentrate. That is emotional giving. It helps people feel more secure.
Then, never deprecate them or their efforts. At best, you might suggest, in a non-threatening way, some other course of action — one that might be stronger, more likely to succeed than the course they’ve embarked on. Never trash people or dump on them. Never say things that might hurt them or scare them. Always try to keep them safe.
Make these laws of giving a part of your code of living. You will fail as we all do, and you’ll get annoyed and lose it, but keep trying. For, in the end, you have to fall in love with life and yourself; and falling in love with humanity is one of the ways you learn to love yourself.”
Stuart Wilde, in “The Little Money Bible”
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