He Who Trims Himself

Winslow Homer - The Whittling Boy, 1873 at Institute of Art Chicago IL

Post Written By Eugene Morgan

“He who trims himself to suit everyone will soon whittle himself away.”— Raymond Hull

We can’t please everyone.  We will never satisfy everyone because it’s impossible. Not everyone is going to like us and we’re not going to like everyone. If we want to please someone, then we should be the one to please ourselves. We can pet ourselves on the back to say well done. We can please others some of the time but not all of the time. And, that’s all right to do. Our self-worth isn’t about how we please someone but our self-worth is about how we can help others without expecting a return. We get our satisfactions from what we can do for others.


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