When you’re the victim of the behavior, it’s black and white; when you’re the perpetrator, there are a million shades of gray.
If you’re a liberal, anything you say is protected. If you’re a conservative, anything you say is hateful.
This is all you have. This is not a dry run. This is your life. If you want to fritter it away with your fears, then you will fritter it away, but you won’t get it back later.
The reward for doing right is mostly an internal phenomenon: self-respect, dignity, integrity, and self-esteem.
Values are principles and ideas that bring meaning to the seemingly mundane experience of life. A meaningful life that ultimately brings happiness and pride requires you to respond to temptations as well as challenges with honor, dignity, and courage.
Self-esteem must be earned! When you dare to dream, dare to follow that dream, dare to suffer through the pain, sacrifice, self-doubts, and friction from the world, you will genuinely impress yourself.
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