That's why I find this quote from Marianne Williamson (a new-age self-help guru) so inspiring:
"There's nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won't feel insecure around you."
In short I think it means that if you're good at something then don't hide it. Learn to love what you are good at and appreciate all that you have to offer - don't sit back and let life pass you by because you're afraid that other people will feel insignificant. Of course this comes with a side warning - don't forget to be thankful!
How would you interpret this quote? Do you think that we should all be more assertive or are there occasions when we really should sit back for fear of offending or upsetting others?
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