Friday, March 18, 2016

Status

If we're measuring ourselves against others, then status must matter.  If status matters to us, then we'll never be fully happy, nor will we ever be fully ourselves.  There will always be some other(s) who are smarter, faster, richer, prettier, more clever, funnier, more famous, etc. 

When living with purpose is more important to us than achieving status, then we are freer (and more apt) to:

  • Love others more authentically.
  • Serve others with fidelity.
  • Premise our decisions and actions on principles instead of outcomes.
  • Focus on the spiritual more than the material.
  • Live more simply.
  • Listen more and talk less.
  • Seek inner peace.

If we're truly interested in being our fullest selves, then status shouldn't matter.  

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