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Let Your Actions Speak

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Are you tired of trying to “keep up with the Joneses”?

Are you tired of trying to out-pace and become the Joneses”?

Come on, now.

You don’t really want to spend your life looking like all the other gilded, mindless “followers”, do you? You don’t really want to spend your waking hours worrying about who does or who does not “notice” you, do you?

So many people get so caught up in the obsession to “be like” or “be noticed/recognized” that they lose touch with who they really are. In their plunge to “become”, all they become is lost. They are never satisfied because there is always something or someone new to obsess over.

There’s something to be said about following the beat of the “different drummer”.

Have you ever noticed that those individuals who are truly wealthy do not flaunt their bank book balance? Sure, they have nice homes. They have nice cars. But they do not attempt to promote themselves as affluent, conspicuous consumers. What you do discover is their quiet works as they use their means to go about doing good.

One of the hard realities of life is that self-constructed pedestals are precariously unstable.

Let your actions speak for you. Others will build your pedestals. Decide who you are. Dress how you wish. Decorate in your own style. Reach inside yourself and find your true inner expression.

Wealth isn’t measured by dollar accumulation. It is measured by willingness to share, whether assets or time or heart.

Find the circles of individuals who are not obsessed with a worldly display of conspicuous consumption. Find the circles of individuals who are finding who they are. “Like” attracts “like” and you will surround yourself with people just like you. Those individuals will be your real friends. That is where you will find real satisfaction and happiness.

Bob Curtis has a bachelor’s degree in Psychology, and has been writing about the elements of relationships for a number of years. He is the manager of the Essential Sunshine Association, a new website for positive relationship development at

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