I've been traveling more in the past two months than I did in the past two years. As a parent with two young children and a third on the way, I am acutely aware of how they behave in public. Having noticed more than a few bad parents lately, I realized it's time to drop some Serve No Master parenting wisdom.
Other People Matter
Spend any time in Asia and you'll discover that in certain cultures strangers just don't matter.
In some Asian countries, people smoke in elevators and take phone calls in movie theaters…on speakerphone!
This translates into shocking and unbelievably dangerous behavior when there are children involved.
I live in a country where their birth rate is high because most people expect to lose a few children before they hit adulthood.
That is not how I view my kids!
What Goes Around Comes Around
It's always amazing to see the people who treat everyone around them like garbage be shocked when things don't go their way.
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Put negative energy into the universe and that is what you shall receive.
It's a little weird teaching the Golden Rule, but it seems that there are a lot of people who have forgotten.
People who show kindness often get the best upgrades and the most perks in life.
Even if you are an absolute mercenary there is value in treating people the way you want to be treated.
Little Things Mean More than you Think
This episode is about far more than just babies.
When you are in public, you never know who is watching.
The way you treat the waitress or that bathroom attendant could turn your life upside down.
Treat them right and amazing opportunities could come your way.
Treat them wrong and that new boss might be watching…
It's the way we act when nobody is watching that demonstrates the content of our character.
Are you the same person in public and in private?
- Don't be the bad parent
- Don't be the bad stranger
- You get back what you put into the universe
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