Thursday, August 21, 2008

How to Win Friends and Influence People

The classic How to Win Friends and Influence People by Dale Carnegie is on my currently reading shelf. My husband read it long ago, very long ago in middle school I think, and it changed his life. Well, I was feeling like I needed to win some more friends and influence more people, so I decided to read it.

I'm guessing you wouldn't mind having more friends and influence either. So I am starting a chapter by chapter book report to share with you. We will all be able to better control the people around us!

Just kidding.

So, here is Chapter 1: "If You Want to Gather Honey, Don't Kick Over the Beehive"

Don't criticize people. Even if they really, really deserve it. Period. Try to understand people and cut them some slack.

Any fool can criticize, condemn, and complain---and most fools do.

But it takes character and self-control to be understanding and forgiving. (p. 36)


Shell said...

I want to read this book too. My mom tried to get me to read a million times. Can I borrow it when you're done?

chelse said...

agreed. but it's easier said than done. i mean it might be easy to keep your mouth shut, but the mean feeling that go along with it are the hard ones to keep out if ya feel me... hopefully i'm getting better though...
ps i'm starting to blog again... ha ha well hopefully ;)

Rob and Tonya Shallenberger said...

I love your blog. I do not comment much but I read your blog a lot!