“You cannot bring about prosperity by discouraging thrift. You cannot strengthen the weak by weakening the strong. You cannot help the wage earner by pulling down the wage payer. You cannot further the brotherhood of man by encouraging class hatred. You cannot help the poor by destroying the rich. You cannot keep out of trouble by spending more than you earn. You cannot build character and courage by taking away man’s initiative and independence. You cannot help men permanently by doing for them what they could and should do for themselves.” – Abraham Lincoln
Do you lead from strength, courage, integrity and insight? If so, continue on.
If not so much, reread what was written well over 100 years ago. It’s no less relevant, no less true, no less important now than it was then.
Behavior matters. Make your behavior matter in a way that matters to you. And even, dare I say it: change the world. Happy 4th.