if you devalue yourself enough, the people you surround yourself with will appear much more worthwhile than they are. like looking into a stuffed-full closet only to realize everything is moth eaten. costumey garments that look dazzling under bright stage lights, but are cheap, tacky, and poorly made when you pull them off their hanger.

my closet is full of the self-serving. i was foolish enough to think i could lead by example – at a much greater cost.

if you prove to someone that you can do anything, you will end up doing everything.