I’m not asking you to say ‘please’ and ‘thank you’ because it’s the nice thing to do. This book isn’t about being nice. I’m suggesting it because we benefit when we say those words. Every time we use the word ‘please’ when making a request, we notice that the other person does not have to comply. We are ‘at their mercy.’ So, when the person does comply with our request, we notice it – we notice our good fortune.
It’s similar to the benefit we get when we say ‘Thank you’.
‘Humility is the only true wisdom by which we prepare our minds for all the possible changes of life.’
More tips on how we can feed our soul:
1. Say ‘Thank you’.
But this isn’t about being polite. It’s about you. Every time you say ‘Thank you’, you benefit.
3. Avoid the underminers.
If only more people avoided their underminers! What a different world it would be!
4. Be the gatekeeper.
Why does anyone watch advertisements, for goodness sake?
5. Ulysses and the Sirens.
What can we learn from sailors who filled their ears with bees’ wax?
6. Don’t cheat, don’t steal.
We all know it’s wrong to cheat and steal. But do we know why it’s wrong?