What does that mean?
Dale Carnegie once told a story about having dinner with a good friend. During their meal, Carnegie inquired about his friend’s son John, who was in college. The friend said he thought everything was fine, but he and his wife weren’t sure because they could not get the young man to respond to their letters. (This was in an era before email.) The conversation continued and Carnegie bet his friend he could get the son to write to him. The father gladly took the bet. Why would a college kid write to a family acquaintance when he wouldn’t write to his own parents?
Carnegie’s letter went something like this:
I recently had dinner with your father and I inquired about how you were doing at school. He seemed pleased to report that you were doing well and college life seemed to agree with you.
I know expenses can mount up on a campus, so I am enclosing $100 to help you out.
Good luck with the rest of the year.
(Carnegie did not put the $100 in the envelope.)
A couple of weeks later in the mail was a letter from John……….”Dear Mr. Carnegie” ……(The reader can fill in the rest.)
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