"Most people would learn from their own mistakes if they weren’t so busy denying them."
"Complexity is your enemy. Any fool can make something complicated. It’s hard to make something simple!"
"3 types of people to surround yourself with
"I could see that the white man did not care for each other the same way our people did. They would take everything from each other if they could. Some had more of everything than they could use, while crowds of people had nothing at all. This could not be better than the old ways of my people."
"Be bold enough to use your voice. Be brave enough to listen to your heart and strong enough to live the life you’ve always imagined."
"You can be as traditional as they get, know the stories, the songs, and suffer for the people… but if you cannot stop gossiping, bringing people down, treating them like they are below you… our traditions mean nothing."
"I admire people who choose to shine even after all the storms they have been through."
"Information speaks to the mind while conversation engages the heart."
"Put yourself in the other person’s shoes, and see how you are treating them"
"Listen to both sides before you make a judgement"
“Respect” is earned when you:
Treat others with care for their feelings and well being
Appreciate your strengths
Have and maintain good boundaries
Talk about what you really care about
Listen…. really listen
Live your values
Keep your word
Are comfortable in your own skin
Focus on solutions… not blame
Seek and Share Knowledge
Express gratitude and praise the work of others
Find joy in everything
If you do this it will come back to you"
"Listen to lectures, don’t talk back, don’t defend, don’t throw words or examples back (what about you, or your one to talk) be silent, listen, when it is done thank them walk away and think about it. Chances are you will see they were right, and change, starts."
"Take care of elders, ask questions, listen, ask advice, serve them, honour them, someday you will be an elder and the youth will do the same to you."