This is a picture of our personal bodyguard in Egypt. He was the nicest, friendliest person you could ever meet. He can also break your spine without much effort while being attacked by two other armed men simultaneously.
This year I have given a lot of thought to the what I call the 3 People Principle.
If I wrote a "book" entitled, Everything You Need to Know About Life, and that book only contained one page of information it would be:
Make sure the 3 people you spend the most time with are high-caliber people of great integrity who have their shit together and do what they say they are going to do.
This one rule will probably make your entire life go smoothly.
But how do you FIND these people?
Pay very, very, very close attention to what people DO and almost no attention to what they say. People will NOT tell us who they are by their words. But their actions will tell us everything.
Oftentimes, when I've been confused about a person it is because I would like to believe their words or what they are trying to portray with their words. I want to believe them because there is something charismatic about them.
I no longer fall for this.
Love and Luck,
Scott in Peru.