RIP Maya Angelou – The Nature of People

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I have given a lot of thought to people, their behavior and what those behaviors mean – what they say versus how they actually behave and the space between those two things. People do give a lot of indications about who they really are in how they handle things – even if their verbal statements say something entirely different (verbally, people project who they wish they were as opposed to who they actually are. Words vary between good intentions and false advertising, but they are never the actual measure of a person.)

I enjoyed, therefore, revisiting some of Maya Angelou’s wisdom on the recent occasion of her passing. One of the starkest, truest pieces:

“I’ve learned that you can tell a lot about a person by the way he/she handles these three things: a rainy day, lost luggage, and tangled Christmas tree lights.”

RIP Maya Angelou.

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