Scales

to gain the world’s applause is never easy
but to gain the approval of one’s own conscience
without reservation, is of even greater difficulty

so, seek first, satisfaction in self-approval
and no one can put a price on your self worth

let your own estimation be the measure of success
for if not, and you unwisely surround yourself with subservient sycophants
it’ll be short-lived, surely!


4 Comments on “Scales”

  1. vivachange77 says:

    I appreciate your wisdom. Recently I’ve gone through getting out of a group that doesn’t suit me and now congratulate myself as I breathe in my own space.

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  2. Yes, the world’s admiration is short-lived, as any of a number of heroic figures could attest, all too well.

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  3. So glad to hear that. It takes an uncommon courage to extricate oneself from diminishing spaces.

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