It comes down to humility. Leave it to me -- a guy sometimes accused of being just another pompous TV anchor -- to put it simply:
There's no need to be an ass. There's no need to be arrogant or condescending. There's no need for some doctors to think only their schedule matters, and not ours.
I've seen it so many times. People who are so smart, yet so clueless... the people who shove in front of a line. The customer who shouts and demands at a restaurant. The waiter who couldn't be snippier. The big TV anchor who can't be bothered signing an autograph. The coo who berates his top aide in front of everybody.
Some people think other people don't matter. The worst -- of course -- are the French... but I digress! (Kidding)
Seriously, why do some people take themselves so seriously or assume we should take them seriously as a result?
They could do a lot worse than thinking a little better of the people around them.
You know, John Kennedy used to say, “We all breathe the same air."
My father used to say, "Neil, stay humble. In your case, it will come in handy."
I say, "The best among us are those who don't forget... the rest of us."
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Neil Cavuto serves as senior vice president, anchor and managing editor for both FOX News Channel (FNC) and FOX Business Network (FBN). He is anchor of FNC's Your World with Cavuto - the number one rated cable news program for the 4 p.m. timeslot - as well as the FNC Saturday show Cavuto on Business. He also hosts Cavuto on FBN weeknights at 8 p.m. In addition to anchoring daily programs and breaking news specials on FNC and FBN, Cavuto oversees business news content for both networks and FNC's weekend business shows, including Bulls & Bears, Forbes on Fox, and Cashin' In. Click here for more on Neil Cavuto.