Landing in Tokyo, he asked how a previous session, conducted by his boss, Secretary of State Madeleine K. Albright, had gone. Not well, Mr. Richardson learned. Dr. Albright’s Japanese counterpart requested permission to smoke, she lectured him on the dangers of tobacco, and things never improved from there.
1. When anger comes, wisdom goes.
- Hindi Proverb
We all know that our anger clouds our vision when we feel it coming on. Have you ever been in the middle of a conversation where something the other person says triggers a wave of anger? Of course you have. That wave of anger gives focus, but the focus is on the wrong goal. No longer do you worry about what damage you might cause the other person, yourself, or others involved. That leads to small matters blowing up into big matters