MORE IDEAS FROM THE BOOK
You are fortunate if you have friends to laugh with. But you are truly blessed if you have friends to cry with. Friendship is like life seen through a kaleidoscope.
The glass pieces within, are all broken, scattered, and lonely. But the lens of friendship creates the most wonderful designs out of them.
It is only after a breakdown, that one can repair the problem, may it be a fault or wreckage. This is vital for uninterrupted and prospective journeys, while the credit goes to the breakdowns. But we're so used to cursing the short-term issues. Essentially, they are the ones that bring long-term solutions.
The most important key to the success is to honor feedback and quickly align with their requirements. If you don't have feedback, you'll never be able to improve yourself.
Taking into account the current situation created by the new virus, disease experts state that we should all consider removing handshakes from our habits from now on, as they could only increase the chances of transmitting the virus. However, this decision is not so easy to be taken, as shaking hands has a high social value in the business environment worldwide: it shows good intentions, trust and follow-through.
If there is one group of people you expect to set an example and follow the rules, it would be the people issuing them. In New Zealand, the health minister Dr. David Clark was demoted after he broke national lockdown rules in order to take his family to the beach.
When leaders act hypocritically, they undermine their own positions.
It means that all the social distancing measures being adopted these days in many countries aren’t so much about preventing illness but rather slowing down the rate at which people get sick with the new disease.
This takes off the pressure of hospitals and it makes it possible to have the space and qualified personnel for treating the real sensitive cases (older people, for example).
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