What's your best advice?Submitted by economics31 on Wed, 03/23/2011 - 14:10
What's your best advice? There's a habit I have when speaking with people that have knowledge/wisdom. I'll ask them to give me the short version of their most cherished wisdom that they wish they had when younger. So what is yours?
I'll start you off with a few of mine.
#1)Chew your food. I seriously mean chew your food until it is completely dissolved in your mouth before swallowing. "Drink your solids and chew your liquids." Why? Because so many digestive processes depend on this first step in order for continued long term functioning of the digestive and elimination track. Animals are really big long food tubes. We have arms and legs so that we can get more food to put in our mouths. You'll have better digestion/health and spend less on food.
#2)Have a good attitude. Cause and effect is a primary truth in the world. A good attitude is contagious, allows for better relationships, and will help you keep your income sources flowing. This is the number one principal that the late great Earl Nightingale taught.
#3) There is a balance of power in all human relationships. Be aware of it and act accordingly. Humans interact with low, medium, or high values and assign a low, medium, or high value to others. You want to always have medium or high value. Being in an exchange with yourself on the low end rarely works out well for you.
Just try to tell an angry cop he sucks while having a mouth full of unchewed food. It's a bad scene. Better would be to slowly chew your food and arrange a time to meet the cop at a restaurant to discuss the merits of the 4th amendment.