Saturday, January 21, 2006

Modesty is not something to brag about

"True merit is like a river, the deeper it is, the less noise it makes."
- Edward F Halifax

A worthy, notable, noble person seldom boasts of his value. First, he doesn't want to draw attention to himself because it might spoil the situation he has created for himself.

Second, he is busy with his good work, too involved to be concerned about reward or recognition.

Those who are less deserving of attention are more apt to seek it out because they don't get much in the middle of mediocrity in which they spend their lives.

A person worthy of merit will not likely avoid recognition when it is offered because, like everyone else, they need to be acknowledged for their worth too.

Bill Allin
'Turning It Around: Causes and Cures for Today's Epidemic Social Problems,' striving to show that everyone needs acknowledgement and recognition to feel good about themselves. Without it, sometimes the good guys go bad.
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