A Lesson on Decency

I recently picked up How to Win Friends & Influence People by Dale Carnegie. I first started this book around 9 years ago when I was in the Dale Carnegie Course in St. Joseph, MO; however, I never finished the book. I recall enjoying the stories, but I simply prioritized other activities over reading this book at that point in my life.

I am now at a point where I am continuously reading two books: one for pleasure and one to learn. I am also now reading the book as Mr. Carnegie himself recommended which is reading a chapter, and then reading it again before going on. I have found that I catch items on the second pass which I missed on the first.

The principles Mr. Carnegie outlines in the book still apply almost a century later. In fact, I would say the level of human decency he discusses are something that has diminished greatly in my own lifetime. I point to Social Media and our political leaders as the two main catalysts for this deterioration.

If you are looking for something to read, I recommend picking it up and reading as recommended. I think the world would be a better place if we all practiced these principals from time to time. What are your thoughts?

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