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Sunday, February 17, 2008

Be Proud

To complement my previous post, here is a nice thought from Your Daily Dose of Happiness:



What does it mean to win? We are taught by popular culture, especially the movies and of course all the contests organized from early on in school through lotteries and sporting events, that winning means walking away with the one and only prize, the trophy, the top spot.

But people are winning every day in life, all over the place, and thankfully they are not doing it to earn instant fame and trophies. You win when you give it your all. You win when you give someone else your all. You win when you improve. You win when you make life worth living. And there can be only one judge in this contest - you. Set your sites on winning today.

This is good advice and works well with the virtue of Pride, as Ayn Rand defined it: "Pride is the recognition of the fact that you are your own highest value and, like all of man's values, it has to be earned..." So after you find yourself doing something good -- don't forget to give yourself all the credit you've earned, and be proud. (Thanks to my husband, Robert, for forwarding!)


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