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There may be times when others seem enviable. But others are others and you are you. Rather than comparing your joys and sorrows to those of others, you should aim to surpass your limits in the situation you are in right now. Those who can do this are the true victors in life.

Photo: Cherry blossom paper parasol / umbrella ~ perfect to use for Hanami ~ Hanami(花見?, lit. "flower viewing") is the Japanese traditional custom of enjoying the beauty of flowers, in this case almost always meaning cherry blossoms ("sakura").

It is a human tendency to blame others before reflecting on oneself. But if you do, you will never find the real cause of the problem, and there will be no real improvement.

Photo: I posted a picture from Memoirs of a Geisha & It brought great response & made me realise how much many really did love the movie. I know there are a few that feel that is is fake, but it is a movie, an adeptation after all, not a documentary ~ some feel that she should have been played by a Japanese, not a Chinese ~ but Tom Cruise is not Japanese, yet he played a Samurai ~ I dont really think it matters, just as long as you enjoy a movie.

Your character is determined by how you challenge yourself, and how you wrestle with your problems, in a way that is unique to you. This is how character is polished and becomes diamond-like.

There may be times when others seem enviable. But others are others and you are you. Rather than comparing your joys and sorrows to those of others, you should aim to surpass your limits in the situation you are in right now. Those who can do this are the true victors in life.

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