Several axioms I’ve learnt and committed to memory in recent days.
Mediocrity begins with a closed mind. People who refuse to step into the shoes of others are doomed to live their lives out with a narrow perspective. Sounds like common sense, but you’d be surprised how many people refuse to take off their rose-tinted glasses.
People only go on the defensive when you go on the offensive. Some people have little idea how to evaluate matters in an objective manner, which in turn forces people to take a defensive stance that leads to little positive outcome. If you want to go on the offensive, use facts, not assumptions to build your case.