What to think when someone suggests you lack the humility to be their pal.

The best bet, IMO, is to always take criticism

for what it might have to offer.

Therefore, look at the yourself and then at the source

and consider whether that life being lived

merits admiration, envy or anything good.

Then, whatever,

pursue your own ego integrity,

seeing yourself honestly as

the GREAT person you aspire to be




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