3The Law of Perception

“One has not only an ability to perceive the world but an ability to alter one’s perception of it; more simply, one can change things by the manner in which one looks at them.”

—Tom Robbins, Even Cowgirls Get the Blues

There was a woman named Erica in my cluster at business school. While she did spend some time with my circle of friends, more often than not she stuck to herself, which I took as her being aloof. Erica was five feet eleven inches tall and gorgeous; in fact, she’d done a stint as a model. She was extremely smart and had held a prestigious financial job before business school, and on top of all that she was rich—not just a little rich, but extremely wealthy. The way she held herself apart from everyone seemed ...

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