I say please to Siri.
People question me about it. “She’s a machine, why say please?”
The usual reason we say please to others is that it acknowledges them and it respects their dignity.
But there’s a second reason.
The reason I say please to Siri is because it helps prevent me from becoming entitled. It reminds me to be grateful. It reminds me that time and resources are scarce.
And there’s a third…it’s good practice.
If we bark orders at our phone, I’m sure we’re more likely to bark orders at people. And that’s not cool.
Change isn’t that hard.
Our lives are filled with paths that we have seduced ourselves into believing are impossible for us to take.
A while ago I encouraged my daughter Zara not to listen to a friend who wanted her to do something that she didn’t feel good about.
When we focus on a past that we don’t like, we are living in a state where we are hoping an imaginary future will heal a non-existent past.
Recently I was in a situation that wasn’t what I wanted, but there wasn’t anything I could do to change it.
Is it to never stop believing?
If you fill up every area of your life with little regard for the quality of what you’re filling it with, there’s not much room left.
“Fortune favours the bold.”
“Look before you leap.”
So, which one is it???
We all make them.