The Law of the Garbage Truck
One day I hopped in a taxi and we took off for the airport. We were
driving in the right lane when suddenly a black car drove out of a parking
space right in front of us. My taxi driver slammed on his brakes, skidded,
and missed the other car by just inches! The driver of the other car
whipped his head around and started yelling at us.
My taxi driver just smiled and waved at the guy. And I mean he was really
friendly. So I asked, 「Why did you just do that? This guy almost ruined
your car and sent us to the hospital!」 This is when my taxi driver taught
me what I now call, 'The Law of the Garbage Truck.'
He explained that many people are like garbage trucks. They run around
full of garbage, full of frustration, full of anger, and full of
disappointment. As their garbage piles up, they need a place to dump it
and sometimes they'll dump it on you. Don't take it personally. Just
smile, wave, wish them well, and move on. Don't take their garbage and
spread it to other people at work, at home, or on the streets. The bottom
line is that successful people do not let garbage trucks take over their
day. Life's too short to wake up in the morning with regrets. So....Love
the people who treat you right. Ignore the ones who don't. Life is ten
percent what you make it and ninety percent how you take it!
Have a marvelous, garbage-free day! The seeds you plant today, determine
the harvest you reap tomorrow.