Posts Tagged ‘wisdom’

Dealing with people.


To be truly equitable when dealing with someone, imagine first that you feel the opposite of what you actually do. If by nature you like them, pretend that you do not; if you have no respect for them, pretend that you esteem them highly; if you distrust them, pretend they are your confidant. In this way you will bring balance when you consider their request or their need. You will not be swayed too easily by those you are fond of but should say “no” to, and you will not be overly harsh with those you dislike when they ask you something that is just or deserved.