Still I Rise


You should always be mindful of your choices and actions. Especially when you think no one is looking.

John Wooten said it best, “Be more concerned with your character than your reputation, because your character is what you really are, while your reputation is merely what others think you are.”

And the true test of one’s character is what they do when no one is watching.

But here’s the catch. When you think no one is watching, they often are.

A few months ago, I had to sever some ties with some longtime friends and colleagues. I’m not going to mention who they are (at least not here anyway) because quite frankly they’ve ridden my coattails long enough and if they want to be internet famous they need to go out there and earn it like everyone else.

I’m done carrying deadweight. We’ll just call the main one Zelena and her pair of flying monkeys. And despite their antics, I was going to do them a solid by walking away and leaving them be but since they want to keep harassing some loved ones of mine, it’s time for a response.

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By Dennis R. Upkins