Goddess bless @mikecane yet again. He posted an article about and link to an article in the Harvard Business Review by Dan Pallotta Dan is focused on being gay and @mike is focused on business in the real world but this struck me right in the gut.
Your ability to stand up for your truth is a muscle, and the more you exercise it the stronger it gets. I do a lot of work in the humanitarian sector, and I find that many in the sector have let that muscle atrophy. They get into this work to change the world but get beaten down by the relentless pressure to keep administrative costs low. And that becomes their new mission. They forget how to stand up for their truth, to say, “I came here to change the world, and no one and nothing is going to stop me from doing that.“
I don’t want to change the world, but I want to change my small corner of it, and by all that’s holy I will not quit. So screw everyone who is trying to make me feel guilty, because I have the right to feel what I feel and say what I feel and you don’t have the right to attack and abuse me because I won’t buckle under to your pressure.