Etiquette and Friendliness ~ Green Restaurant

1. Assume people like you
2. Take a friendly lead
3. Assume you like everyone
4. Overlook annoying qualities or major bad points

Here are some lessons in etiquette and friendliness from Green in Tempe that I think everyone can learn from. Seriously, it’s some great advice. If you want to read the full text seen in the photos, check it out after the jump.

“Fred is one of the richest people I have ever met. true he does not have a hoard of money to give away. he cannot pay handsome salaries. he does not entertain lavishly or bestow costly gifts. but he overflows with the gold of sincere friendliness and gets in return a self-satisfaction and an influence and a power with people that all the money in the mint could not buy. he does not wait to see if people like him, fred assumes they do like him, that is one of his secrets. he does not wait for them to say hello or smile first, he takes a friendly lead himself and everyone follows. that is another one of his secrets. he does not question whether or not he will like a person or wait before deciding to be friendly. he takes it for granted he will like everyone, every person. this is the third secret of friendliness. he magnifies others’ good points no matter how inconsequential. he overlooks a few annoying qualities or major bad points. this is the fourth element of friendliness. friendliness is very contagious, the trouble is many of us wait to catch it from someone else instead of giving the other fella a chance”


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Comments (2) to “Etiquette and Friendliness ~ Green Restaurant”

  1. thanks a bunch! got to give props to Sir Daniel Johnston- he wrote it.

  2. Daniel Johnston didn’t write this. He read it aloud from a silly self-help book in order to make fun of the glib, sociopathic sort of “confidence-boosting” advice that makes him so nervous in the first place. It’s obvious from his tone of voice that he’s being facetious. I can’t believe someone took this so seriously as to paint it to their wall.

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