“Whatever happens around you, don’t take it personally… if I see you on the street and say, ‘Hey, you are so stupid,’ without knowing you, it’s notabout you; it’s about me. If you take it personally, then perhaps you believe you are stupid. Maybe you think to yourself, ‘How does he know? Is he clairvoyant, or caneverybody see how stupid I am?’”
I like this paragraph because it resume the second agreement that says that you don´t have to take anything personal, because I thinkwe have to understand that the life of everybody is surrounded with a lot of things and maybe sometimes they don’t want to be rude but they have another things onmind.
I think the second agreement is one of the most important, because its very true that sometimes you make a mess in your head, thinking the reasons of somebehavior of someone you know… when the reality is that there´s no reason, is just a bad moment for you and for the other person.
I agree that humans are addicted tosuffering, because the mayor of the times you know that is not real what you are thinking and you insist and insist with the idea, because you want to be like prepared toanything but in the course of the time you get hurt by yourself.
A “big mitote” in the human mind, is when the people creates something very big and dramatic of thetinniest thing, and make it grows until it seems to have no sense at all.
I agree that not make assumptions is very difficult, because the majority of the people isvery sentimental, and we usually see and guide our minds with the things we see and feel, so we let our minds think and make assumptions of the minimum situation.