Is reputation everything? I’m not sure about that. You see our reputation is something outside of us. It is a set of beliefs that other people formulate about us. For example, you could show up in the world in one way and 10 different people could have a different point of view about who you are and about your reputation depending upon a range of things, such as their background, race, social status, point of view or belief structure. You could then bend yourself in all directions to create a reputation for each. It seems to me that perhaps what is more important than reputation is character. This is something that you have control over. If you live your life according to your values, on purpose and with character, how other people see you is then up to them and at least you are in alignment with your truth. So perhaps developing your character is everything and your reputation will just follow.

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