Sooner or later, a man, if he is wise, discovers that life is a mixture of good days and bad, victory and defeat, give and take. He learns that it doesn't pay to let things get his goat; that he must let some things go over his head like water off a duck's back. He learns that carrying a chip on his shoulder is the quickest way to get into a fight. He learns that buck-passing acts as a boomerang. He learns that carrying tales and gossip about others is the surest way to become unpopular. He learns that giving others a mental lift by showing appreciation and praise is the best way to lift his own spirits. He learns that the world will not end when he fails or makes an error; that there is always another day and another chance. He learns that listening is frequently more important than talking, and that he can often make a friend by letting the other fellow tell his troubles. He learns that all men have burnt toast for breakfast now and then, and that he shouldn't let their grumbling get him down. He learns that people are not any more difficult to get along with in one place than another, and that "getting along" depends about 98 per cent on his own behavior.
We spent all night learning an important lesson. You can't judge a sewer by its manhole cover. No sir. People can be very different under the surface than they might seem. Quiet, mild- mannered souls might just turn out to be roaring lions of two-fisted cool. And roaring lions of two-fisted cool just might have some crippling lobster problems! Listen man, it's all crazy down there under the surface. A lost wallet could bite you in half. A bar of soap could save your life. Egad, a disgusting mound of muck just might have some very compelling ideas.
Eight "Do Mores" 1. Do more than exist: Live. 2. Do more than touch: Feel. 3. Do more than hear: Listen. 4. Do more than listen: Understand. 5. Do more than look: Observe. 6. Do more than love: Serve. 7. Do more than think: Ponder. 8. Do more than Talk: Say something.