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Daily Lift #367

Give People What They Want

Every person in the world waits for signs of recognition and affection.

Students wait for signs of friendliness from their teacher; teachers await signs of respect from students. Children want signs of empathy from their parents; parents hunger for affection from their children. A customer wants his needs to be understood; a salesperson needs to feel that his merchandise is appreciated.

So give people what they want!

(Alai Shur, vol.1, p.191; Rabbi Pliskin's Gateway to Happiness, p.138)

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