“Don’t trust in your reputation, money or position, but in the strength that is yours – namely, your judgements about the things that you control and don’t control. For this alone is what makes us free and unfettered, that picks us up by the neck from the depths and lifts us eye to eye with the rich and powerful.”
With this in mind, don’t go reaching to grasp things that are unstable, ephemeral, unreliable, expecting them to sustain, secure or save you when times are hard. Take comfort in knowing that, should you happen to slip and fall, the conviction of your values will help shorten the drop.
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