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Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Fraudulent Faker

Daily Draw: Celtic Book of the Dead ~ Island of Giant Cattle

There are several salient morals to Maelduin's visit to this island, the one speaking to me is the cost of overconfidence and bravado when outside your comfort zone or sphere of experience.

I'm reminded by this card of the "fake it until you make it" way of approach. There are plenty of people who have played impostor until their life is a sham. A little fake bravado never hurt anyone at a cocktail party, but at the cost of forfeiting parts of our life? Nothing is worth that. Knowledge is so much easier and healthier in the long run.

"Fraud and falsehood dread examination. Truth invites it." ~ Samuel Johnson 1709-1784

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