Shelley’s Ten Commandments of Human Relations
January 5, 2009
- Speak to people. There is nothing as nice as a cheerful word of greeting.
- Smile at people. It takes 72 muscles to frown and only 14 to smile.
- Call people by name. It’s music to anyone’s ears to hear the sound of his or her name.
- Be friendly and helpful.
- Be cordial, and act as if everything you do is a genuine pleasure. If it isn’t, learn to make it so.
- Be genuinely interested in people. You can like almost anyone if you try.
- Be generous with praise, cautious with criticism.
- Be considerate of the feeling of the others. There are usually three sides to a controversy-yours, the other fellow’s, and the correct one.
- Be alert to serve. What counts most in life is what you do for others.
- Live with a good sense of humor, a generous dose of patience, and a dash of humility appropriate to being human.