Be More Roots

“A root is a flower that disdains fame.” – Khalil Gibran

It’s fine to have the desire to shine, gather praise, and perhaps to be admired and revered.

But the foundation for those wishes still has to be watered with disciplined work, boring quietness, and undesirable sacrificial selflessness to an extent.

The less glorified part holds meaning while the consequent fame is merely an ephemeral outcome. And it’s not that difficult to understand.

The worthiness of hard work often seems feeble compared to all things charismatic that can potentially put you on a pedestal. But the work barely loses substance while the bells and whistles pale fast.

I’d say when given a choice, be more roots.