By Jeff Shattuck

Lots of good stuff here but one thing I would add is “assume positive intent”. All this means is that when someone does something that upsets you — like cuts you off in traffic — assume they’re just trying to get through their day and in no way, shape or form were targeting you. There was no malice, just an awkward move in a fast-moving world. This little nugget has helped me immensely.


Vocabulary Help

  • awkward – desajeitado
  • cut you off in traffic – dar uma fechada no trânsito
  • fast-moving world – mundo acelerado
  • malice – malícia
  • nugget – pepita
  • stuff – coisa
  • target – visar
  • upset – desapontar, desagradar