You Are What You Eat? No, You Are What Others Think.
Currently reading: Trump: The Art of the Deal by Donald Trump and Tony Schwartz on page 45.
Reading Trump’s book while watching him run for president is a strange experience. But, it gives a little bit of insight into some of the things he does.
I’m still at the beginning, but he has stated a few “rules” thus far.
Trust your gut.
Stick to what you know.
But, the “rule” that seems to be the most utilized in the election… You must be hard on contractors otherwise they will run all over you.
I think most of the cringing has come from Trump and his non-PC language and sharp tongue. It makes sense to me that per his own rules, anyone who is trying to “run all over him” he will be hard on. Not sure that this has turned out the best for him, but I feel like I get what he is doing.
This brings us to the question of responsibility. I understand that he has his own method of dealing with issues in his life. His rules in his book are a great example. But, I think it is important to see how the rest of the world deals with your views of things.
Going back to the things I’ve been saying on here recently, I think we need to take a closer look at our world and how the things we do, say, and believe are affecting other people we interact with.
If I do something for a great reason, but everyone misinterprets that as something bad, then what I am doing is having a negative effect. The abortion arguments are the perfect example. Side A believes you should not kill unborn babies. But, Side B only interpret this as Side A wanting to restrict women’s rights. The exact opposite is also true. Side B says women should have the right to do what they want to their own bodies. Side A only hears Side B wants to kill babies.
Obviously, there is a breakdown of communication. No one wants to do anything for a bad reason, they all have good intentions. The problem is we are stuck in our heads. We believe that what we perceive things as is the truth. When the truth is subjective to the mind that is thinking it. If Side A believes they want babies to live, then it is true. If Side B believes Side A wants to control women, then that is also true. Maybe not in the intention, but as far as society is concerned.
What this breaks down to is everyone needs to pay more attention to how they are being perceived and what the consequences for those perceptions are. Trump must be realizing there are consequences for people’s perceptions of his actions, but it is something we all need to think about. Because, depending on the subject these kinds of perceptions can be life or death.