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One of my favorite books is “Why courage matters: The way to a braver life,” by John McCain. In it he chronicles heroic tales of persons who risked their lives for others, with no regard to their own safety.

These people exhibited perseverance, faith, camaraderie, loyalty, and what McCain terms “conscientiousness of duty.” These brave souls were the standard bearers of human dignity. Turn the page…

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Feedback given in a spirit of mutual support is a world away from the punitive, one-sided, backhanded approach that is so characteristic of egocentric individuals. Those who are uplifters, who seek to positively contribute to other people’s lives, do not display their character (or lack thereof) in a mean-spirited fashion. These individuals are too noble to go for the jugular when it’s exposed, or when someone else is unable to fight back. If you have an issue with someone and if you behave in a manner which is underhanded, stingy, and vengeful, in the end whom will you have helped? Be assertive – persistent in a nice way, in a manner that respects the boundaries of those around you. For a narcissist, the emphasis is on building self importance through other denigration. The only sense of power and importance they derive is from destroying the inner scaffolding of those they perceive as enemies. Turn the page…

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