Give Respect

It recently occurred to me that when meeting someone for the first time, you can’t go wrong by giving them respect. You just never know who that person might be, what amazing talents they may possess, or what their relationship might mean to you in the future.

Fundamental to giving someone respect is setting your attention on them rather than posturing yourself. If your tendency is to think more about showing your new acquaintance all the coolness that is you, perhaps this is the right exercise for you. Give some respect on credit and probe for what is unique and valuable about them to warrant such respect.

My bet is you’ll find something, and you won’t make a fool of yourself in the process.

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