Ruth Bader Ginsburg is the ultimate trailblazer — so much so, in fact, that she's become a cultural icon. So naturally, we're always eager to hear any nugget of wisdom she has to share.
During a lecture at Stanford University earlier this month, the Supreme Court justice gave students advice on living a meaningful life, as only RBG could do. She primarily spoke about her legal experience... but then she revealed her secret to a long and happy marriage, straight from the Ginsburg family vault.
"It comes from my savvy mother-in-law, advice she gave me on my wedding day," said Ginsburg, who was married to her husband for more than 56 years. "'In every good marriage,' she counseled, 'it helps sometimes to be a little deaf.' I have followed that advice assiduously, and not only at home through 56 years of a marital partnership nonpareil. I have employed it as well in every workplace, including the Supreme Court."
She continued: "When a thoughtless or unkind word is spoken, best tune out. Reacting in anger or annoyance will not advance one's ability to persuade."
Genius, right? Yet another reason to love RBG.
[h/t Refinery 29]