I prefer to be true to myself, even at the hazard of incurring the ridicule of others, rather than to be false, and incur my own abhorrence. Self-respect cannot be hunted. It cannot be purchased. It is never for sale. It cannot be fabricated out of the media/public relations. It comes to us when we are alone, in quiet moments, in quiet places, when we suddenly realize that knowing the good, we have done it, knowing the beautiful, we have served it; knowing the truth, we have spoken it and put it into action.
It is the highest form of self-respect to admit our errors and mistakes and make amends for them. To make a mistake is only an error in judgement, but to adhere to it when it is discovered shows infirmity of character, lack of truth and honor within the soul.
Julia DarkRose Caples
Photograph taken for my book-“Blood’s Truth,” in Winter, 2016.
Photographer~Jonathan Christopher Ives-Martin