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TELLING ON MYSELF

 

 

The other night I was eating at a Thai Restaurant.

 

As a reminder, my wife and I were just in Thailand for a month and travelled to many parts of the that country.

 

The waitress came to our table and asked me what we would like to eat.  As I am never one to miss an opportunity to demonstrate my worldliness, I asked her: "What part of Thailand are you from?"

 

She responded pleasantly: "I am not from Thailand."

 

The eponymous philosophy of my upcoming book "Ubiquitous Relativity" encourages a pause on judgment before applying the laws of my universe to the laws of someone else's universe.

 

I was in a Thai restaurant and the waitress appeared Asian to me.  Combine that with an eagerness to show my newly expanded experiences and I quickly applied the laws of my universe to the universe of the waitress.  I was slightly embarrassed at first, but I view it as one more opportunity to appreciate the need for me to pause on judgment.

 

My goal right now is to pause on one judgment a day.  I am pretty certain the next time this situation presents itself, I might first pose the question: "Where are you from?" 

 

 

 

 

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I connect people to the truth of market places and human behavior and I have a little fun with it.  I am currently traveling the world writing my second book and blogging about my experience. I look forward to getting to know you and encourage you to post your feedback in the comment section of this blog.

 

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