People's ideas and fears can make them small but they cannot make you small. People's prejudices can diminish them but they cannot diminish you. Small-minded people can think they determine your worth. But only you can determine your worth.
People who don't fit the mold are treated differently than those who do.
Crony capitalism is alive and well: the big are bigger, the wealthy are getting wealthier because, with a very large powerful complicated government, which is what we have and which Democrats want more of, only the big, the powerful, the wealthy and the well connected can survive.
If a decision-making process is flawed and dysfunctional, decisions will go awry.
You have to master not only the art of listening to your head, you must also master listening to your heart and listening to your gut.