How to develop genuine friendships.

Part 2 : Chapter 1 of the book “How to win friends and influence people”

The author stresses upon the fact that we should show interest in others in order to make friends.

He says that you can make more friends in two months by becoming interested in other people than you can in two years by trying to get other people interested in you.

He further adds that people are not interested in us. They are interested in themselves-morning,  noon and after dinner.

You have to be concerned about everyone, no matter how unimportant they seem. That is the key to success.

To be genuinely interested in people is the main quality everyone should possess.

Dale Carnegie explains how we can win the attention and time of even the most sought-after people by becoming genuinely interested in them.

If we want to make friends, we should put ourselves out to do things for other people – things that require time and energy.

Another important point put across by the author is that we should greet people with animation and enthusiasm. That way we show that we are interested in talking to them.

As Alfred Adler said,

‘It is the individual who is not interested in his fellow men who has the greatest difficulties in life and provides the greatest injury to others. It is from among such individuals that all human failures spring.’


Thank you for reading! ❤

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