I just watched the movie The Founder. It's the story of Ray Kroc and how he took one great hamburger stand and turned it into a billion dollar empire. The movie left me feeling inspired and disgust at the same time. Ray screwed over the McDonald brothers, broke a contract and didn’t treat them with honesty. How far are we willing to go to get what we want?
After a college show this past semester one of the students on the activities board asked me, “What did you think of the audience? Most performers say we have a rough crowd.” I didn’t really think they were different than any other audience so I replied, “They were great.” Which they were. “People are people, once you give them a smile and let them know you are just a person like them, they smile back and put down their guard.”
Later driving to my hotel this interaction got me to thinking about a larger question. Are people really that different from one another? I think most people think so, but I have to disagree.