“What is right is not always popular and what is popular is not always right.”


I agree with Albert Einstein‘s two observations.

There is a compelling need for authenticity in human relationships.

For centuries, we have been marinated in bromides. For example:

o “Say what you mean and mean what you say.”

o “Talk the talk but also walk the walk.”

o “Erase the gap between what you firmly believe inside and what you reveal to the outside world.”

o “Tell people what they need to know, not what they want to hear.”

o “There should be no difference between what you say and what you do.”

o “Be yourself. Everyone else is taken.”

And perhaps the most widely quoted, from Polonius in Act 1, Scene III of Shakespeare’s Hamlet:

“This above all: to thine own self be true
And it must follow, as the night the day
Thou canst not then be false to any man.”

It has become a cliche but remains true that all cliches express a timeless truth.

You can’t have everything in life. Where would you put it?


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