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Walking the Lonely Road

Let’s face it. We can’t expect to be loved or understood by everyone. In fact, we should be prepared for misunderstanding or disapproval. But we shouldn’t be troubled by what other people say about us when we’re away. As a matter of fact, no one who ever did anything novel did it without criticism. People will cast doubt on you. Nevertheless, we have to cultivate our own strong sense of values and virtue. We have to be who we are.

It would be wonderful if people were admired for doing the right thing. But in this life, things don’t always go our way. Morally upright people don’t always get the rewards they deserve. That is how things have always been and will continue to be. People like Cato, Socrates, Diogenes, and many other virtuous figures in history were not really appreciated during their lifetime. Most of them were hated. Some were even sentenced to death.

So, the moment you’re embracing your journey towards virtue and wisdom, know that you are walking a lonely road. Get used to judgmental eyes. Acknowledge the skepticism and critiques. Steel yourself against the jeers and attacks. Remind yourself all the time that being true to yourself is what truly matters.

This might sound challenging, even frightening. But the journey is worthwhile. We’re born for a mission, and in many cases, this mission requires us to choose a different pathway—the road less traveled. I know it’s hard. But this is life. We have to be who we are. Embrace the journey. Who knows, maybe it will lead to something lovely! 😍

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"To be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you something else is the greatest accomplishment."Ralph Waldo Emerson

Author: Paulinus Pandiangan

Saya seorang Katolik, anak ketiga dari 3 bersaudara, ayah dari tiga anak, orang Batak, saat ini bekerja di sebuah pabrik kelapa sawit di Kalimantan Tengah. Saya dilahirkan pada 8 Januari 1983. Capricorn.

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