This isn't necessarily always true though. I believe it is relatively balanced between the two extremes.
I admit some of my hardest work and deepest thought gets totally ignored for the most part, but other times my hard work is appreciated by others
It all depends and the situations go both ways.
I advise against seeing the world in absolutes, and instead we should look towards various shades of probability.
Learn how things work, and utilize this knowledge to your advantage. Seek to expand your knowledge everyday, look for the truth even if you initially
disagreed with it. Don't be afraid of being wrong, I am wrong a few times every day here at ATS, but when someone points this out to me in a very well
constructed and structured manner, I will be quick to detract my original point of view and edit it accordingly. Be open to change, but make sure you
find the right solutions before you commit to them.
Believe in yourself, and avoid allowing the flow of our discussions to bring you down. This is important because we must stay motivated and
consistently push forward to accomplish greater deeds.
I do not search for stars and flags, I search for the truth. When I get stars and flags, I do feel reassured but many times it can feel hollow when 20
pages later you find out that the original assumptions are invalid. This is ok. Just take a deep breath and push onward. If you have good in your
heart than you will be recognized for this, at least from me.
Lift your heads up. The good folks in the world are indeed winning this information war, albeit slowly. Slow and stead always yields the best results.
I admit I have failed at this many times, perhaps daily. But I will not let my failures bring me down, instead I will choose to embrace them and allow
them to rise me up. This is the key.
And it is what I believe ATS is all about. Learning and sharing.
Stars and flags are not absolute, in fact I would have to say it's entirely random often times. But if you learn something and raise your own
consciousness to a higher level, you have total success. This is not a popularity contest, it is a battle for truth. Stay strong and push forward.
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