Things I’ve learnt recently

Around the bend, there is another bend but maybe a vista too.

Diplomacy is a painful, difficult skill to learn.

Cynicism is a useful trait – but it will only get you so far.

Picking up the phone is better than not picking it up.

New people help you see new things.

Wisdom is not easily gained.

Quality counts more than I thought.

It is difficult to disagree with people you value.

It is pleasurable to agree with people you value.

Agreement can teach you to value people you didn’t.

Humans are fragile.

Everyone is trying very hard.

We all just want to find a safe place where we can know as we are known.

And I am reminded of that quote I love: “Be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a hard battle.”