“…troztdem Ja zum Leben sagen!”, Viktor Frankl
How often we tell ourselves and others: “I do not know what to do, how to act.” The injured part of our Ego blocks our actions, protecting us from possible disappointments and failures. It is important to understand that there is nothing bad in the Ego, if it is not hypertrophied.
There is one trick that I use when I want to achieve something or learn something from other people. I catch the eye of a person and smile. Then I ask for help, a favor, or ask about what I want to know. Even if a person cannot help me now, I thank and tell him a compliment. A smile and a compliment, in any case, have a magical effect and a strong influence on people.