Assume the Best

Our brains naturally create a narrative about the behavior of others. When something bad happens—someone cuts us off in traffic, a friend stops reaching out, a coworker takes credit for our work—we instantly assume negative things about the other person. We assume we know his motivation, and we often ascribe ill intent with no real facts.

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Lessons from a Lyft Driver

As an introvert, I get my best work done sitting on an airplane, in a hotel lounge, or sitting in the backseat of a stranger’s car—surrounded by people, but alone. Recently, though, I was in the back of a Lyft car and instead of pulling out my computer like I wanted to do, I kept it in my backpack and I talked to her. What I learned was invaluable.

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