Monday, December 2, 2013

Happy holidays everyone! I am very spoiled to have Silver Tip tree as Christmas tree. This Silver Tip tree (Abies Magnifica) is native to Oregon and California, and it is the best Christmas tree to have in the household because its needles do not shed as much like the Evergreens that grow in lower elevation.

P.S. Where did you get your Christmas tree?
Any fool can criticize, condemn and complain and most fools do. But it takes character and self-control to be understanding and forgiving." -Dale Carnegie

I am usually a peaceful person, but often times I get angry over little things.  It did not occur to me until a month ago that I noticed what arose my anger is whenever someone does something stupid or inconsiderate. I grew up in the Silicon Valley, I have been surrounded by middle class,  outstanding, and overachiever peers; the Bay Area is one of the hubs of intelligent people. I have been constantly comparing myself with others in and above my leagues. I never immerse myself with those below my leagues because, simply, I want to improve myself in all aspects. “You cannot dislike those who are stupid,” commented by my Fiance GRE, when I cried in bed after witnessing how stupid and inconsiderate my friend’s new girl friend was. I do not want to name-name and talk about the incident, because I want to keep it confidential. The following night, I started reading Dale Carnegie’s book, How to Win Friends and Influence People, and a quote strike and cleared my mind. "Any fool can criticize, condemn and complain and most fools do. But it take character and self-control to be understanding and forgiving, " DC. I was a fool for judging another fool; I was not any smarter or better than she was. We all make mistakes in our lives for the better or for the worse. But today I made the decision to forgive her and move on.
P.S.  Who have you criticized, condemned, and complained and would like to forgive today?