Overheard by someone else, but a necessary koan nonetheless:
If I can’t trust your ‘no,’ how can I trust your ‘yes’ ?
The concern this day is constancy. Of doing the right thing, for the right reasons, without trying to “sell” “win over” “impress” or otherwise manipulate another person.
I do that, it’s not a good pattern. It’s a disordered way to treat people.
I’m done with it. I vow to be who I am, regardless of who’s watching.
Character is what you are in the dark.