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Emerson Got It Wrong I Think, To Be Misunderstood Is To Be Lonely

Trying to help others transform the way they behave around life-work balance is a lonely space. The harvest is great, but the workers few.

Transforming yourself from a warning into an example will be the hardest thing you’ll ever do. Anyone who tells you differently is lying. I wrote this a year ago…

Is it so bad, then, to be misunderstood? Pythagoras was misunderstood, and Socrates, and Jesus, and Luther, and Copernicus, and Galileo, and Newton, and every pure and wise spirit that ever took flesh. To be great is to be misunderstood.  – Ralph Waldo Emerson

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By jeff noel

Retired Disney Institute Keynote Speaker and Prolific Blogger. Five daily, differently-themed personal blogs (about life's 5 big choices) on five different sites.

4 replies on “Emerson Got It Wrong I Think, To Be Misunderstood Is To Be Lonely”

Brandon, you’re welcome. Start every day with good words. Live every day with good words. Speak only good words. Do it over and over and over, until we die. Then we rest.

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