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Law Of The Garbage Truck

Law of the garbage truck

Thirty years ago, while riding in a New York City taxi, international keynote speaker and positive psychology leader David J. Pollay narrowly escaped a life-threatening car crash. 

The driver who almost caused the accident started yelling at the cab driver, who remarkably just smiled, waved, and wished him well. Pollay asked how the cabbie could remain so calm, and his response sparked the defining principle of The Law of the Garbage Truck:&#160 which he mentions in the book by the same title.

“Many people are like garbage trucks. They run around full of garbage, full of frustration, full of anger, and full of disappointment. . . . And if you let them, they’ll dump it on you. So when someone wants to dump on you, don’t take it personally . . . move on.”

Don’t let the garbage trucks around you take over your peace of mind and upset your balance. Life’s too short to wake up in the morning with regrets, so….. ‘LOVE the people who treat you right and FORGIVE the ones who don’t.’ This is the essence of the Law Of The Garbage Truck.

Someone wise said it nicely- Life is ten percent what you make it and ninety percent how you take it !!

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