One day I hopped in a taxi and we took off for the airport .
We were driving in the right lane when suddenly a black car
jumped out of a parking space right in front of us. My taxi
driver slammed on his breaks, skidded, and missed the other
car by just inches! The driver of the other car whipped his
head around and started yelling at us. My taxi driver just
smiled and waved at the guy. And I mean, he was really
So I asked, “Why did you just do that? This guy almost ruined
your car and sent us to the hospital!” This is when my taxi
driver taught me what I now call, “The Law of the Garbage
He explained that many people are like garbage trucks. They
run around full of garbage, full of frustration, full of
anger, and full of disappointment. As their garbage piles up,
they need a place to dump it and sometimes they’ll dump it on
you. Don’t take it personally. Just smile, wave, wish them
well, and move on. Don’t take their garbage and spread it to
other people at work, at home or on the streets.
The bottom line is that successful people do not let garbage
trucks take over their day. Life’s too short to wake up in the
morning with regrets, so….. “Love the people who treat you
right.. Pray for the ones who don’t.”
Life is ten percent what you make it and ninety percent how
you take it!
These days I’m getting good dose of such stories in my inbox. So I just thought that I’ll put them here and write my point of view. I completely agree with what the driver said and did. But it’s very difficult to apply in real life. It’s difficult but not impossible. A sincere try always works. I’m a cool headed person most of the time. So I already do this. But not all the time. And I’m trying..