Ha! By complete coincidence, I found this quote from the Dalai Lama, speaking in Japan recently. If the Dalai Lama and I are in agreement, then I must be saying something right! ;-)
Thank you very much to David Deubelbeiss, who tweeted this, and to the EnglishCentral blog. As they say in the blog, the Dalai Lama is talking about the Japanese but really this is good advice for everyone!