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Don't worry about your reputation, worry about your character. You see, reputation is what people think you are. Character is what you really are.
Don't worry about your reputation, worry about your character. You see, reputation is what people think you are. Character is what you really are. | Source

To measure a man all you need is:

a measuring tape- yellow with many black lines

stretch the thing upwards, downwards, sideways and around wards

you can ogle or scrunch your nose at his sheer size

but you'll never be able to measure a man

by his smile or his kindness, by his virtue or lack-there-of

a strong man is a man who cries like a girl when it matters enough

a wise man is a man who doesn't take a good lesson for granted

though never believes in another man's word more than he believes his own eyes.

but, to describe and articulate every which way that a man can be measured from the inside out

is hardly ever useful, besides for clichés, and is never good to strive for, in any case,

because a man that measures in the best form he can, is a man who knows what

he is himself.



2011 Moira G. Gallaga©

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Derdriu 4 years ago

Moira, What an astute, intelligent, wise poetic compilation of the challenges in ascribing a value to a person! In particular, I like the way in which you raise the possibilities and then dissipate them with the realities of personal words, thoughts, feelings and deeds.

Thank you for sharing, etc.,

Derdriu


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moiragallaga 4 years ago from Lisbon, Portugal Author

Thank for your feedback Derdiu, I really appreciate it.

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