Sometimes the more courageous thing to do isn’t to take a stand and persevere through something no matter what is thrown at you but instead to know when to let go and just let things happen. I think it’s because it’s so hard to let go of that "control" and to just go with the "flow" trusting that things will transpire as they should.
You always hear the words "fashion victim" in regards to people wearing the latest trends but I think those words are better suited for the animals who are gruesomely killed in the name of fashion. Yes we obviously need to kill animals for food and clothing (although vanity is another question) but why with such methods. Seems kind of sad that we have lost the reverence and respect for that which sustains us that we once had thousands of years ago when we lived much closer to the land. I guess maybe being "highly civilized" comes with a sort of detachment or disconnection of the things around us.
I couldn’t agree more with Fredd’s thoughts on "networking".
I don’t bother "networking" anymore, instead, I try to build relationships with people I find interesting, and who I think are doing interesting things. And I make it my mission to help them in any way I can to achieve their mission. I find this much more satisfying, much more honorable, and much more fun. And this is the cool thing about people….When you help them out in this way, they help you out. Not because it’s a tit for tat deal, but because both parties are engaged in a mutually beneficial relationship that extends beyond the next favor.