“Remember the people you are talking to are a hundred times more interested in themselves and their wants and problems than they are in you and your problems. A person’s toothache means more to that person than a famine in China which kills a million people. A boil on one’s neck interests one more than forty earthquakes in Africa. Think of that next time you start a conversation.”
Dale Carnegie wrote “How to Win Friends and Influence People” in 1936. The book was a huge success and still has value to us today. I like this quote; don’t be so paranoid!