Tuesday, February 07, 2017

Sooner or later you need friends

At some point in life you will need help that cannot be given to you by your close circle of buddies. If your modus operandi has been to insult and alienate everyone who is not among your buddies, then when "crunch time" comes, you are going to be in a difficult situation, because all of those non-buddies, who might have helped you if you had not insulted and alienated them, are going to take great delight in watching you burn.

There is a definite advantage in exhibiting common courtesy and good manners in our dealings with others. Dictators probably do not worry about such things, but people who operate in a free country where people have a say in their government have to think about them if they are going to be successful.

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