Honor Your Potential
Keep your standards even when everyone around you is losing theirs.
And by standards, I don’t necessarily mean cultural or religious beliefs and all the moral impositions that come with those beliefs. By standards I mean your dedication, your output, your integrity, how you treat others, your demeanor —these sort of things. The sort of things that are difficult to uphold when stress takes over, when there is injustice, when fingers are being pointed, when everyone seems to bring demise to what defines their humanity.
Stand taller, hold your tongue, and continue to prove them wrong. Not with words, but with results, with actions, with performance.
Above all else, never allow your surroundings hinder your potential. Remain strong through the tempest, preserve those standards that have guided you thus far, and I assure you, you will be proud of what you achieve and how you achieve it.