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December 22, 2008


Good advice.

I can add to both the onomatology of the word humility as well as Lauren's whole "personal brand" thread.

The above citation to the Latin is correct, but this is one of those rare occasions where the root is even older. We are all aware of the Roman empire's expansion to the far corners of the globe, and upon return from the East they encountered the practice of sleeping on the floor, even the wealthy, who had the means to buy a bed. In order to describe this foreign practice the word humilis was given additional meaning.

To this day, traditional Japanese homes have simple mats on the floor ( "low", "from the earth" ) for sleeping. This is a cultural inheritance of Japan's Buddhism.

“Take the lowest place, and you shall reach the highest.” - Milarepa

Also, with regards, and a bit of irony, to the personal brand rancor - Seems to me many personal brand obsessed people spend a lot of time fine tuning their social media profile picture, also known as an "Avatar"...

The word "Avatar" is a Sanskrit word, meaning literally "coming down from far away." or "Coming down with the approval of the higher source from which it came and with benefit to the place at which it arrives." (From Monier-Williams' Sanskrit Dictionary.)

...So ya'll need to get off your high horse, stop worrying about your "personal brand", show some humility and learn to listen!

Todd, you always have a way of wording things... ;)

I love my avatars. Zay make me happy... Zee my new one here:


I love this post -- it is beautiful in a world of "me me" "I I" - etc.

Words like "personal brand" and "rock star" and "becoming famous" are not only tiresome - they get me as a blogger off focus. I think this post is great. For those of us who have a mission, it lets us move the "me" out of of the way and move towards the "us" and the purpose and the mission that we should be working towards.

Thank you for a lovely post.

Lauren, thank you for this timely and thought-provoking post.

This is a great tip.

this film or that they say has excellent effects, but I feel it is poor plot, I think that is not centralized to a large segment of the population since the genre faltancia / fiction not please everyone, but I congratulate you for that excellent production.

Humility - The Most Beautiful Word in the English Language... :)

Hey really Avatar is an Awesome Movie. I saw that movie 10 times. Really It's just amazing experience. Thanks for sharing this post. Your blog is very nice. I like your blog. keep posting.

i am now sniff sniffing into my afternoon tea... this time last week we were sweating like we have never sweated before, in the best possible way to sweat. gosh how i miss my dearies and their perfectly perfect doilifying ways!

The purpose and the mission that we should be working toward

I like your blog. keep posting.

somehow stumbled upon your blog while looking for a article for a class, but I have to say I'm glad I found it ...will definately browse more sometime.

I am glad it was appropriately punished. I don't work in a big agency, i am an independent, so I don't have any insight into how agencies bill, but I know how I do it, and there is no padding there, so for others to muddy that up is pretty irritating indee

At the outset it is privileged to appreciate you for laying down some points, which were worthy... and your words are so...poetic.... thanks for sharing

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