She awoke early and went to the bathroom to look at herself in the mirror. She noticed that her hair was messy and tangled from a restless night of tossing and turning. She noticed some smudged make-up on her face.
Reaching for a cotton wool pad she began to rub. She rubbed and rubbed but nothing happened. No matter how much she rubbed, the smudge stayed where it was. Then she reached for her hairbrush and tried to remove the tangles from her hair. But the brush had no effect. She could not get the brush to engage with the hair.
After several minutes, she went back to her bedroom with a deep sense of frustration. She sat down heavily on the bed with an exasperated sigh.
"You've been doing it again, haven't you?" her husband asked after she had managed to wake him with her noisy display of annoyance.
"Doing what again?" she asked.
"Trying to change your reflection. Remember what I told you about that?"
Perhaps this situation sounds absurd to you. But next time you find yourself getting annoyed with someone or something, try to remember this little tale.
"People do not seem to realize that their opinion of the world is also a confession of character." Dale Carnegie
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