Stereotypes Stink

We must reject not only the stereotypes that others have of us, but also those that we have of ourselves.  – Shirley Chisholm

Stereotypes lose their power when the world is found to be more complex than the stereotype would suggest.  When we learn that individuals do not fit the group stereotype, then it begins to fall apart.  – Ed Koch 

Thoughts on Being Embarrassed

The rate at which a person can mature is directly proportional to the embarrassment he can tolerate.  – Douglas Engelbart

One person’s embarrassment is another person’s accountability. – Tom Price 

But I learned that there’s a certain character that can be built from embarrassing yourself endlessly.  If you can sit happy with embarrassment there’s not much else that can really get to ya.  – Christian Bale

Live Your Dreams

All our dreams can came true, if we have the courage to pursue them.  – Walt Disney 

Help others achieve their dreams and you will achieve yours.  – Les Brown 

We all have dreams.  But in order to make dreams come into reality, it takes an awful lot of determination, dedication, self-discipline, and effort.  – Jesse Owens

Thoughts on Villains and Heroes

The only difference between a hero and the villain is that the villain chooses to use that power in a way that is selfish and hurts other people.  – Chadwick Boseman

I think all of us have a hero and a villain in us.  _ Anson Mount

Every villain has their belief system that makes perfect sense to them.  – Patty Jenkins

Apology Advice

Never ruin an apology with an excuse.  – Unknown

An apology is a lovely perfume; it can transform the clumsiest moment into a gracious gift.  – Margaret Lee Runbeck

An apology is the superglue of life.  It can repair just about anything.   – Lynn Johnston

More people should apologize, and more people should accept apologies when sincerely made.  – Greg LeMond

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