Learning Curves: My Fun Blog

On life. One learning curve at a time on the path to becoming a renaissance man.

Previous Entry Share Next Entry
Autoimmue deflection
A group of small kids tried to give me leaflets in the street, I immediately responded with "no thank you."
I make it a goal to acknowledge everyone, from a beggar to a mall booth salesperson, even if it means they will nag me more.

A second later another group of kids approaches me with an adult who says "why not ask this nice gentleman?"

They were advertising a blood donations run... I thanked them at eye level.

I feel like a douche for my automatic reaction to the previous group of kids.

Modern life programs us to do some things as automatons, but it's moments such as these when we find out where our attention belongs.

Amendment to self defense rule: when it's kids, even if they are manipulating you, respond with a smile and a thank you.


Log in

No account? Create an account