Regardless of how dissimilar my own views might be to theirs, a realization of the purity of their intent has brought to me, as one individual, many deep and satisfying rewards. The more smoothly I learned to work with people, the easier it became for me to achieve the objectives I had set for myself.
While all life, in one way or another, is a contest, I soon found that a positive attitude toward people was, in turn, reflected by their confidence and their trust in me. I found, also, that peace of mind inevitably followed when I learned not to pre-judge: look first at the point of view of the others, and then reexamine my own. Later, when I was privileged to direct the work of others, I learned, as my father demonstrated to me, not to expect more of them than I myself was willing to give.