Choosing your battles

in photography •  4 months ago

All of us feel strongly about something, sometimes it's a cause, or it can be simply a principle, an idea. It is because of our emotional intertwining that it seems impossible to avoid conflict all the time.


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In that search for balance, as an artist and as a businessman I learned a very important lesson early on. Choosing my battles is an integral part of the long game, in other words:

"Be selective with your battles, sometimes peace is better than being right"

It's a simple principle, a simple idea, yet if we don't attempt to keep in the forefront of our mind, it becomes too easy to forget.

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Sorry, but I did not send money to these people you mentioned (@therising, @sneaky-ninja and @aksdwi ) and I'd like you to know that I have the best of intentions with Steemit. I'm new here and I don't know if I did something wrong. Believe me, it was not my intention. Regards

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Hi @grumpycat I would like to start off the right way as I create my company. Can you please let me know all of the details one must follow in order to be able to place your Grumpycat compliance badge on our feed? Hope your having a great day. Do you have a post or link you can share with me that will give me the info I am looking for.

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Welcome to Steemit, I'm here to give you a vote on your very first comment! Great job engaging with the community!

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@uradick What I do to you, I just joined steemit today, why the flag? I am just trying to follow the rules of steemit. How did I offend you? I hope this is not a sign of how members are on here. I was only trying to find out the rules, sorry if I offended you.

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@nitrobot there's a war going on. You got caught in the cross fire. Patched you up!

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Wololo!

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Well, lesson learned... I just asked the person who helps me with this account on my marketing team and apparently he was also unaware of this. Duly noted...

This is just Steem working as it should, in that sense its democratic, everyone has the opportunity to grow as long as they are willing to put in the work and make some investment commitments. I'm sure you as an investor agree and I understand the reason behind your actions and support it.

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Great

Indeed, I could not agree more. In our day-to-day life, we should always choose our battle. Sometimes, we tend to get stressed out with things that should not even matter on the first place. Wish you all the best in your business and craft as an artist!

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Thank you, best for you too.

Yeah... Sometimes peace is better than being right. One among the problems of human being is "I want to rule my world" forgetting the part that they might be doing this in the wrong path. Everyday life is better and the wisest thing is as you are choosing your battle, choose your need skills (weapon). NO BATTLE IS WON WITHOUT A WEAPON. Nice write up.

A lesson I learned not long ago. Such an important discovery for anyone to make. Else we end up draining so much of our energy for reasons that are not worth it. Especially, the ego loves going into battles for petty reasons. It always wants to prove itself right. Letting go of the need to be right all the time is a liberating experience. It helps you value what is more important than winning these battles -- peace. Cheers! )

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Thank you, best for you too.

Especially nowadays when making wise choices with our energy seems to be so important. Thank U so much for the reminder. With so much to do and never enough time to BE, choosing where to engage your energy is perhaps one of the greatest services we can give to the world!

Great wisdom to share.

Hey! It's really great to see a musician blog that addresses the some of the philosophical questions and hurdles we have as creators of art! We've all heard the expression "to choose your battles", but it's imprtant to be reminded and have it applied to the artists life. Thanks for that :)

hat's Very Amaning Sound!
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I really do not know what I did for him to give me a flag. I'm new here and maybe he does not know the reality of the art industry. I joined steemit because my friends insisted with me that I could help the artists community here and that's what I'm going to do. I am not to blame for having worked too hard in my life to become successful and I think some people do not understand it. They only act for your ego. People with the big ego are small in their spirits.

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It is Very very hard to do this sometimes. I have found that as I get older, my abilities to perceive the outcome and how to weigh the sufferings from right fighting, improved immensely. Lol.

I encounter this a lot when talking to patroness who feel the need to use triggering language at the bar I work at. I just don’t understand why anyone would want to hurt someone and then have to apologize afterwords, seams easier to me to just be careful what I say. “Sticking to your guns” is a lame concept. Just try and be nice to people. It’s easier.

It is all about acting in your vested interest. Sometime we think we cannot win and just give up. This actually is not a good thing. Sometimes we must wage the battle even if we don't think we can win. Example would be acting in self defense. One doesn't want to die and or give up that which makes life good. Especially if what makes life good isn't harming others.