Before the end of every section of this global odyssey, I like to ask myself 5 big questions. I did the same after finishing the SE Asia section, now I will do so with this (shortened) Latin American leg.
It is better to start out as being harder and firmer then you would like to be and gradually soften up a bit to show that you can be kind as well, but only after establishing a solid first impression that you are willing and able to be stern
There's a difference therefore, between knowing what your worth and getting what you're worth. And that difference makes all the difference in the world. From the Michael Jordans to everyone else is akin to comparing the heights of mountains and valleys.
When I was taken out of my element (and still am) is when I had not only learned the most paradoxically, but have had the most fulfilling experiences.
As the world is not black and white. Being rigid and inflexible serves only to hurt and disappoint those who follow this path.