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Chapter 10: When in Doubt Use an Ounce of Dignity

Dear Child,
Decisions in life are a consequence of living. Sometimes we make the right ones, and as a result we are proud of ourselves to make the decision we made. However, there are other times, when we tend to go left instead of going right, and then we have to pull up the courage to live with the choices we have made.
In an ideal world, man ought to be allowed to ‘grow’ decisions. Especially when aye or nay is not readily decided. However, time ticks quicker than it did before, and man in left to take a decision at the nick of time. And that is how events unfold around him, while he practically ‘stumbles’ through the course of his life.
Sometimes, the decision taken at a particular moment in time is always the best decision to be made, as someone once told me. However, one can not expect to make the best decision while keeping their fingers crossed. So I have, over some time learnt to use a thumb rule and so far this ingredient has not failed me. ‘When in doubt, use an ounce of dignity’.
‘Dignity’ like many things is hard to describe. Simply put, dignity is self-respect, self-esteem, or self-worth. Having too much dignity to the point of pride is, I beleive, not such an acceptable notion. However, when confused which highway to take in life, or whether to speak the truth or walk the fine line of falsehood, when in doubt to say ‘yes’ or ‘no’, or when imagining to taste vengeance, just remember, use an ounce of dignity, and you will never regret whatever decision you make. Love,
Mom

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