Re: Valet comment
To the OP's point of the Valets comment...
My personal philosophy is to accept AND APPRECIATE any compliment offered by someone (dont over-analyze)
At the same time, be careful of what criticisms you allow to have meaning to your life. That certainly doesnt mean to ignore, dismiss, or automatically dispute criticism....just take it...look at it...determine objectively if it applies to you. If yes...address it. If no...leave it and move on. (the most important word in all of that was "objectively")
So...in his scenario...I would do exactly what the OP did: Valet offered a compliment, OP didnt try to read into the various possible motivations, he simply said Thank you, and kept moving.
I like to summarize that line of thinking as:
Be genuinely appreciative of folks who are appreciative.
The sub-text of that would be something like:
People being nice is enough of a rarity that you should take it wherever you find it.
"HOPE is not a strategy."
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