My grandad was a brilliant gardener

He once said to me “there’s just two ways to have the best garden in the village”.

Of cause I waited with bated breath for the answer. He continued “you either work at it. Weed, prune, fertilise, care, learn and really pay attention to your garden and care about it.”

“Or you trash everyone else’s”

“What you choose is up to you, but only one way will make sure other people want to enjoy the garden with you.”

I wonder how many peoples normal response to feeling threatened, or simply miss understanding the situation, is attack as a form of defence? To bad mouth people just because it makes them feel powerful, or to think they are better than all others instead of playing as a team to all strengths and weaknesses.

2 Comments My grandad was a brilliant gardener

  1. gr36 June 12, 2019 at 8:11 am

    @ChrisJWilson easy to lash out isn’t it. Not as easy to be mindful

  2. ChrisJWilson June 12, 2019 at 8:50 am

    @gr36 unfortunately true. It’s why the classic “count to five“ principle is so good. When online, I like walking away before pressing send and then coming back. Or writing in a different app so that I have to copy and press send. Just adding a bit more friction.

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