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Hunter S. Thompson

October 19, 2010

Hunter S. Thompson

“We are all alone, born alone, die alone, and — in spite of True Romance magazines — we shall all someday look back on our lives and see that, in spite of our company, we were alone the whole way. I do not say lonely — at least, not all the time — but essentially, and finally, alone. This is what makes your self-respect so important, and I don’t see how you can respect yourself if you must look in the hearts and minds of others for your happiness.”
— Hunter S. Thompson (The Proud Highway: Saga of a Desperate Southern Gentleman 1955-67)
I love this quote and have written at great length on this concept.  Will share in near future….But I agree about the inability to have self-respect if you can’t even live your own life.  I think there is one person I know for sure I no longer respect, and he certainly does not possess the ability to live his life without having to get others opinions.
Perhaps some meditation on self-respect is needed for us all.  In the end, all we have to answer to is ourself.
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