By Vernalee
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Yes that’s right! I will not stoop to your level!
Why?
I will not degrade my integrity or purpose whereby dignity is lacking.
Doing things beneath my moral standards will take me there.
Certainly, I will not join you on a debased plane for any reason.
I’m better than that!
The old folks in Mississippi would say, “Don’t bow down to nobody. Only get on your knees to pray.”
So, I plan to stand tall, reach toward the sky, and make progress.
Lowering my standards is not an option. No, none of us can afford to let our guards down; to let our emotions overrule our intelligence and critical thinking.
My moral compass, southern training, years of living, and spirituality have taught me this:
“No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.”
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