It strikes me that we can all benefit from these seven lessons.
We will not lose friends by being more polite, respectful and punctual – we can only create better relationships.
Opening up to being open minded is like opening the curtains to let in the sunshine or the open the windows so as to let in the fresh air. Whilst the sun may burn and the fresh air may be a little cold we will be richer for the experience.
Organisation is useful. Yet once a certain limit is crossed efficiency becames death, a stagnant pool that smells.
Simplicity and complexity is something that I have yet to master. I suspect that applies to many of us. Yet there is real wisdom here. It reminds me of the middle way in Zen Buddhism.