|An example of how to be considerate.|
Sunday, August 21, 2011
Consideration? It's free of charge. It can echo forever.
I stumbled upon a CNN article several months ago, and haven't made the time to share it till now. You may recall a story of a woman at a White House gathering mistaking the second-ranking army general for a waiter. She only saw the stripes on his pants (which even the general admits were very similar to the wait staff's) and asked him to pour her a glass of wine. So the general did! And then invited her to dinner at his home (I wonder if that has ever taken place). It's not so much the blunder that is the point, but rather how the general handled the situation. If you've not read the article, it's quite interesting, inspiring and thought-provoking. It will take you 3 minutes and you can find it here. There are also examples of Frank Sinatra and an NBA player who had similar characters as this general. At the end it brings up a thought: "Consideration? It's free of charge. It can echo forever." Perhaps it's time to reevaluate how I react to situations/people/things that frustrate me. It may make me feel better to be a jerk, but wouldn't it be better for the universe if we all tried to make the other person feel better? Just a thought.