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Dignity > Brownie Points

“Dignity/ˈdignitē/ noun…The moment you live your dreams, not because of what it will prove or get you, but because that is all you want to do…” ― Shannon L. Alder

There is a saying, “Don’t kiss @#$. Kick @#$.”

The fleeting pleasure of receiving “brownie points” from people you admire can never compare to the sense of peace, purpose, and power that stems from doing the work your nature demands of you with the respect that you know it deserves.

To hell with pursuing a mere pat on the head.

Choose a life well lived and a work well done according to your own standards instead.

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  1. Yes, and there is also something to be said for having cheerleaders.

    When people have others who support and believe in them their chances of success increase. It’s naturally human to want and to seek approval as well as to belong.

    No woman is an island 🙂

    1. I can’t argue with that. All good stuff here. Communities of support, however small they may sometimes seem, play a crucial role in the creative process and the pursuit of a fulfilling life. I would just encourage others to be very clear about making the distinction between looking for support in a healthy way versus disregarding their own dignity in an effort to kiss someone else’s @#$. But, yes, it is natural to want/seek approval. So long as we do it in a healthy and self-respecting way, it’s all good in the neighborhood.

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