I do not do things to be thanked, appreciated, or recognized I do things because I believe in them. I have all necessities and I am free of desire, this makes me untouchable and rich.
What People Value
Take value in what materialistic people do not take value in, and you will be rich. Who ever thought that practicing poverty could ever bring any value, but it certainly does. Do you prefer your children to be rich, do you need them to want for nothing? Teach them appreciation! It’s materialistic people who are enslaved, and only by the power of your mind can you be free. Money certainly holds some materialistic value, but the love of it cheapens the most noble of men.
Glory, Glory, Glory
Stand up and be recognized, be thanked, be appreciated! Yet, let me ask you, if you took glory away, would you still believe in the things you promote? If you are always looking for approval from someone else, then really do you have any convictions of your own? If you get glory from something you should have done anyway, why should you take value in it? Always be virtuous, even if doing the right thing is a death sentence.
The Wisdom Of My Friends
There is nothing I value more on this earth than the wisdom I get to hear from the wisest of my friends, especially when you get a peek into their private life and genuine convictions. I have shared many late nights with friends in deep discussions about the greatest questions. Revealing no names here is a peak into one of my conversations with one of my closest friends.
I just got done telling my daughter the other day that, some of the hardest things you will ever have to do in your lifetime are things that make you uncomfortable, but you do them anyway because you know it’s the “right” thing to do. Whether it’s giving a compliment to someone that has hurt you/ done you wrong, or whether it’s giving support to someone that you know, doesn’t give a shit about you or your feelings. You do it simply because it’s the right thing to do. And because you truly care about the well-being of others. That’s my favorite part about being your friend. We push each other.. even if it makes the other person uncomfortable, we do it because it’s what is in our friend’s best interest. Your friendship makes me want to be better. Your only as good as the people around you. And that is why I call you my brother. I know I’m not as eloquent as you are with words, but that shit is straight from the heart!
Loyalty to virtue is a must if you want genuine friends and fortunate children. This must exist within every individual and then to the whole. Loyalty to oneself is key because if you cannot be loyal to yourself, you cannot be loyal to anyone else. Furthermore, if you do not love yourself, you cannot love anyone else, including your own children!
You know what a poser is, right? Someone who seeks glory with never believing in anything is certainly a poser. Deep down inside everyone of us has a certain loathing for them. Ironically, even posers cannot stand other posers. Posers are miserable people because they can never define who they are. They play the part of many roles because there are no genuine convictions to bind them to virtue. They are fake like skeptics, never knowing what to believe in. Frequently they will betray people, never trust a poser!
Believing In Virtue
There is of course a training time like any skill or quality. Testing things out and crafting your personality into what makes sense for you. There are of course many dynamics and influences that you may have around you. Even a location will influence some of your characteristics. I find it amazing that no matter where you are in the world that we have these Objective Morals that are naturally engrained into our souls. This is like a map, so that we always find our way back home. The belief in virtue is like breathing itself, and no one should seek glory because of it. Practicing virtue is the thankless, unglorified right thing to do.