With a chapter title of â€œRevengeâ€ it pretty much told me that this was going to be a fairly aggressive read. Trump essentially expresses that when people â€œscrew youâ€ getting even will make it less likely that others will try to do the same to you again.
He used examples such as helping a lady to become successful and when it came time where he needed help she looked the other way. Evidently, she lost almost everything one day and Trump took pleasure in refusing to give her things such as a good reference.
There was one story that was kind of intriguing where he mentions that he knew a famous basketball player who got robbed blindly by his agent. Afterwards, he discovered a lot of proof of some sort that would convict the person in question and Trump was adamant that he should go after him and even offered to do everything such as giving him a lawyer. However, the person didnâ€™t want to go through with it and Trump labels people like that as a â€œschmuckâ€.
That just kind of surprises me on why a person wouldnâ€™t take action in that case. For myself, I recognize that sometimes people do stupid things such as if there is a lot of money involved they get deceitful as they think they can get away with it. Itâ€™s like all those times where you see a good person stealing because they were tempted as the opportunity presented itself.
I usually give people the benefit of the doubt personally while throwing small signals about their actions which they know is wrong. If even after that it is clear that they made a conscious decision to not be truthful while attempting to steal from others thatâ€™s when I am personally fully willing to expose them as I think they should have to pay back and be held accountable for what they did. From what I learned, you can still be a nice person and succeed, but being naive is usually what ends up costing you at the end as a result of not taking action.