low expectationsSubmitted by KongVault on Tue, 01/22/2013 - 02:07
RP said how his trick to surviving Congress was having very low expectations of his fellow politicians. I've tried that out in various ways, and it works beautifully. When driving, I assume everyone on the road is half blind, has serious emotional problems, and is late to get somewhere. It no longer bothers me when someone acts like they own the road. On the other hand, when someone is courteous, it's a pleasant surprise! It works with the zombie masses too. Just assume everyone is a hardcore statist, and when someone seems to be able to notice what's going on around them you really notice. Ironically it leads you to you focus more on the positive aspects of people, and you stop getting irritated.
You can tell RP did that with all his TV interviews. He never expressed one bit of surprise at being asked stupid questions over and over again, and he had already made his peace with it when agreeing to come on, so they didn't bother him.