Compliment: (n) a polite expression of praise or admiration.
We require a license for driving. (Initially it involves a test.)
We require a license for marriage.
A hunter must purchase a license.
If you decide to build a wall in your home, you are obligated to pay money for a permit–or license–to do so.
Yet we fail to license the most dangerous part of humanity: the ego.
We walk around with unlicensed egos, which have no concern whatsoever for anyone else on the road with us. If you’re going to be an intelligent and valuable person, you must understand three important steps. Shall we call it the “Ego License?”
- Find out what you can do and keep getting better at it.
- Always keep in mind, there is someone more talented than you are.
- Use the compliment to acknowledge quality instead of manipulating weaklings.