Dr. Maya Angelou on being Complaint Free – Transcript
How do I think the world would be in 1% of the world’s population was complaint free?
Einstein said no genius has ever used more than 18% of the brains but today’s geophysicist say no Tina says ever use more than 10% of the brain. The majority of us mumbled and get around with five, six, seven percent.
If we’ve been able to stay alive at all, alive and future thinking. Alive and having enough courage to care for each other. Enough courage to love. And know that we are probably one one percent of sixty million free of complaints. Imagine who would we be!
Who would we be if we were one percent of six hundred million? Six billion? What would happen?
I tell you one thing, I think war would be laughed out of the room. I think the very word… if somebody said war another person would say you mean am I supposed to kill somebody because he doesn’t agree with me? Ha, I don’t think so.
Just imagine … people would speak kind, they’re more kindly to each other. Courtesy would be invited back into the living room, into the bedroom, into the children’s room, into the kitchen.
If 1% of our world were complaint free, we would care more about the children and realize that every child is our child. The black one and the white one, the pretty one the plain one, the Asian and the Muslim, the Japanese and the Jewish. Everyone is our child.
If we were just 1% free of complaints imagine that we would stop blaming other people for our mistakes and hating them because they caused the mistake in our minds.
Just imagine if we laughed more frequently if we had the unmitigated courage to touch each other. It would be a just beginning of paradise you know