Friday, December 22, 2006

Mysterious Friends and Strangers

One of the weirdest things we do is try to deduce the thoughts and feelings of strangers, people we know the least, more than we do our friends. The better we know a person, in other words, the more likely we are to make a correct deduction, the more likely it is that we will ask instead. Asking is a sign of the respect we have for them. It shows that we know they have depth and complicated inner lives and that we want to understand and get it right. We respect the mystery of our friends. Strangers deserve that respect as well.

Doing the Right Thing
and Achieving All Your Goals at the Same Time


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