musings of a subway performer and lifelong troubadour

Resist the urge to punish everyone for one person’s mistake

Added on by NYC Subway Girl.

Words of wisdom from Derek Sivers blog (daily thoughts for entrepreneurs and musicians):

(if) You're lucky to own your own business. Life is good.                                                    

You can't prevent bad things from happening. Learn to shrug.

Resist the urge to punish everyone for one person’s mistake.

In the moment, you're angry, and focusing only on that one awful person that did you wrong. Your thinking is clouded. You start thinking everyone is awful, and see the world as against you. This is a horrible time to make a new policy.

Read more: http://sivers.org/punish

My take is that we need more compassion and understanding in our world. We are all living and breathing on the same planet (most of us anyway).   see you in the subway...

Update

on 2010-05-23 21:39 by NYC Subway Girl

check out this TED talk, and a nice shout out to Derek for pushing us to think differently:

http://www.ted.com/talks/derek_sivers_weird_or_just_different.html