The Corner

Geena Davis’s Emotional Intelligence

Geena: Now look. You are the Senate Majority Leader.

SML: Yes, I am, Madam President.

Geena: And you are the Speaker of the House.

SOTH: True.

Geena: Don’t you see that you have so much more in common than you have differences? You have to manage difficult people, you have to make everybody feel special…

SML: It’s not easy.

Geena: I know! So if the two of you could agree, maybe it would make it go easier on you when you have to go back and work with those spoiled brats in your respective chambers!

SOTH: Say, you’ve got something there!

Geena: Be bigger than they are. Don’t sink to their level.

SML: Hmmm!

Geena: Would you like some fudge? I made it myself!

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