Tuesday, April 8, 2008

123 Book Tag

Gizelle, tagged me with this a couple of days ago. Sorry for the slight delay, girl. :)

Here are the easy to do tag rules:

1. Pick up the nearest book of at least 123 pages.
2. Open the book to page 123.
3. Find the fifth sentence.
4. Post the next three sentences.
5. Tag five people.

I picked an old favorite, Dale Carnegie's "How to Win Friends and Influence People". The pages have turned brownish and dusty, being kept in the shelf for more than 10 years now, yet the lessons I've learned from it stays with me.

Here are the fifth and next 3 sentences on page 123, as highlighted in the paragraphs:

If you want to know how to make people shun you and laugh at you behind your back and even despise you, here is the recipe: Never listen to anyone for long. Talk incessantly about yourself. If you have an idea while the other person is talking, don't wait for him or her to finish: bust right in and interrupt in the middle of a sentence.

Do you know people like that? I do, unfortunately; and the astonishing part of it is that some of them are prominent.

Bores, that is all they are--bores intoxicated with their own egos, drunk with a sense of their own importance.

People who talk only of themselves think only of themselves. And those "people who think only of themselves," Dr. Nicolas Murray Butler, longtime president of Columbia University, said, "are hopelessly uneducated. "They are not educated," said Dr. Butler, "no matter how instructed they may be."

I'm tagging Bang, Geneve, Petra, Cherryl and Ruby.