Confidence is practiced.
Reputation is built.
Honor is earned.
Strength is trained.
Intelligence is learned.
Wisdom is cultivated.
Fate is befallen upon.
Do not let others dictate upon you what you should deem important and good. Refuse to be fooled. Discover for yourself.
Do not suffer the insults of the unenlightened. They must not be heeded, and you must not let them so frivolously torment you.
You are the sole master of your own perceptions.
Originally posted at my Ello page.