Yesterday I wrote a bit about Ralph Waldo Emerson’s essay, Compensation.
In the essay, Emerson argues that everyone is compensated, for the good or the bad, in relation to the good or bad they bring to others in the world.
Good, or bad. These are relative terms, of course, defined by their polarizing nature. You can’t have one without the other.
Emerson’s Compensation opens with a discussion of the polarity of nature, Continue reading “Ralphy Emerson’s ideas on duality and contrast”
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*|FNAME|*, I just received my copy of Ralph Waldo Emerson’s Essays.
This collection of Emerson’s writings includes the famous Compensation, which discusses how people who give tend to do better than those who take:
“He is great who confers the most benefits. He is base —and that is Continue reading “Emerson on your Compensation from the Universe”
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Much of what we think of as “persuasion” is really “motivation.”
The secret to “motivating people” is to find what already motivates them, and to tap into that. Because you’re not likely to change someone’s mind, and…
people aren’t going to work against their own happiness.