Never ignore a chance to connect with someone regardless of what you might gain. I fall into a pattern from time to time where I "turn on" the charm around people where the benefit is easily identifiable. The focus becomes completely insular and ultimately ineffective. People never want to be around such a person. Others feel your intent and react accordingly. However, the more damaging side effect is that it drastically reduces your potential impact on this world. I possess the ability to impact every single person I come in contact with. I throw away that chance by focusing on my own gain. In one decision, my impact is reduced from thousands to a single person. I forget where I heard this quote but it applies, "I may not be able to touch millions of people but I might be able to touch one person who touches millions of people".
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