Garbage Truck Rule

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Garbage Truck Rule

Postby Sabina » Sun Mar 07, 2010 3:26 pm

The following story has helped me tremendously, and I always keep this "rule" in mind.

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One day I hopped in a taxi and we took off for the airport. We were driving in the right lane when suddenly a black car jumped out of a parking space right in front of us. My taxi driver slammed on his breaks, skidded, and missed the other car by just inches! The driver of the other car whipped his head around and started yelling at us.

My taxi driver just smiled and waved at the guy. And I mean, he was really friendly.
So I asked, 'Why did you just do that? This guy almost ruined your car and sent us to the hospital!'

This is when my taxi driver taught me what I now call, 'The Law of the Garbage Truck.'

He explained that many people are like garbage trucks. They run around full of garbage, full of frustration, full of anger, and full of disappointment. As their garbage piles up, they need a place to dump it and sometimes they'll dump it on you. Don't take it personally. Just smile, wave, wish them well, and move on. Don't take their garbage and spread it to other people at work, at home , or on the streets. The bottom line is that successful people do not let garbage trucks take over their day.
Life's too short to wake up in the morning with regrets, so... 'Love the people who treat you right. Pray for the ones who don't.'
Life is ten percent what you make it and ninety percent how you take it!


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Re: Garbage Truck Rule

Postby mirjana » Sun Mar 07, 2010 4:24 pm

Even if it stays just like this without our further contribution(what I hope it will not be the case) it is great helper to keep us in balance. Thank you for that.
I gave you Kudos for this topic.

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Re: Garbage Truck Rule

Postby dermot » Sun Mar 07, 2010 8:02 pm

That is a wonderful story, and great awareness to be able to leave a situation without taking on someone elses garbage.
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Re: Garbage Truck Rule

Postby Alvino » Mon Mar 08, 2010 4:01 am

G R E A T SABINA , THANKS AGAIN.

My rule since I was a teenager was NO person can ever insult me and I learned
to give folks a sincere THANK YOU when they told me I was stupid or
other such information about who or what I am.
If they called me a thief I (cruelly) did or said stuff to trick them into having even stronger beliefs or reasons to believe I was a thief. (I was making fun of their ignorance so now when I am older I am beginning to think I was Cruel to these unlearned (stupid) thinkers by intentionally
misleading them. I may feel this way because many of these non thinkers were low education relatives.

My point is think about just Sincerely saying Thank You to folks who "insult" you.
For some reason I am certain it is extremey rare that any of you DS members are
given any insults.

I hope more people in the world respond in these very common situations as you reported the driver did. He is HELPING OUR WORLD.
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Re: Garbage Truck Rule

Postby Alvino » Mon Mar 08, 2010 4:08 am

whoops , forgot the second part of THANK YOU response.

After I said Thank you, it was my habit to ask them
Why they thought I was stupid.
This is second reason why I said thank you.
first was because I was grateful that they LIKED me enough to talk
to me and second was because their informing me and maybe
telling me Why they judged me to be " x " it could help me
to become a more perfect human being = more Self Actualized.
and often it converted enemies into friends.
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Re: Garbage Truck Rule

Postby borradh » Mon Mar 08, 2010 5:01 am

That's a really cool learning experience Sabina, an example for those who have an ear. every living thing we encounter is our teacher, as there is no great or small to the Soul whoo created all.


Peace and Love,

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Re: Garbage Truck Rule

Postby borradh » Mon Mar 08, 2010 5:05 am

Alvino wrote:whoops , forgot the second part of THANK YOU response.

After I said Thank you, it was my habit to ask them
Why they thought I was stupid.
This is second reason why I said thank you.
first was because I was grateful that they LIKED me enough to talk
to me and second was because their informing me and maybe
telling me Why they judged me to be " x " it could help me
to become a more perfect human being = more Self Actualized.
and often it converted enemies into friends.

you are perfect now,and though tomorrow you might change, you will still be perfect then.
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Re: Garbage Truck Rule

Postby Alvino » Mon Mar 08, 2010 5:28 am

A HUG AND WARM HELLO TO YOU, BORRACH. and THANK YOU mucho.


Now I need your help but it is OFF the topic:
YOUR definition of Perfect , I am certain, can help me to convince my adult son
it is POSSIBLE for a worker to do perfect work as a worker and even for a human to be
Perfect as a Human.
But there is no hurry, maybe you can start a topic later on to clarify your conviction
that we can be or are perfect.
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Re: Garbage Truck Rule

Postby mirjana » Mon Mar 08, 2010 1:20 pm

Welcome Borradh!

It is your first post I have read and I like your answer.
Looking forward to hearing more from you.

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