Money won’t do it.
Botox won’t either.
And power may actually turn people away.
The most reliable and predictable way to make others like us, no – love us – is to increase our humility.
Few think of things this way, but then again the world is increasingly filled with unhappy rich, successful and powerful people that others don’t like.
I know a wealthy TV personality who not only hands out gift cards to restaurants at holiday time to support personnel he comes in contact with daily, but stops and talks to everyone – from guard to janitor the other 364 days a year – calling them by name, inquiring about their families and showing genuine interest.
Or the surgeon who slips away on “vacation” to perform clef palate operations for needy children here and in other countries.
If we were judged not on how much money we have, or how much power we possess but by how humble we try to be, what would be our grade?