The Munger Operating System – a must read …
Ben Franklin, once said, “If you want to persuade, appeal to interest not to reason.”
Another thing of course is life will have terrible blows, horrible blows, unfair blows, doesn’t matter. And some people recover and others don’t. And there I think the attitude of Epictetus is the best. He thought that every mischance in life was an opportunity to behave well, every mischance in life was an opportunity to learn something, and your duty was not to be submerged in self-pity but to utilize the terrible blow in a constructive fashion. That is a very good idea.
The highest reach of civilization is a seamless system of trust among all parties concerned.