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13 Inspiring Quotes From the Dalai Lama.

The Dalai Lama has some very insightful verses. I’ve gathered my favorite quotes from the Tibetan leader on various topics.

His Sayings will always help you when it comes to sound life advice. The Dalai Lama  is the 14th and current Dalai Lama, as well as the longest lived incumbent.. Offering words of inspiration and advice that help to change people’s lives.

What I love about him is his practical approach towards life. He holds such wisdom, yet is able to communicate it in a way that makes sense to people all over the world, regardless of their culture or religion. His words of wisdom can easily be understood by every individual throughout the world. I hope one of these quotes tickles you today in a way that brings a new lightness into your life, as these have helped many.
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1. “This is my simple religion. No need for temples. No need for complicated philosophy. Your own mind, your own heart is the temple. Your philosophy is simple kindness.”

 

2. “The ultimate authority must always rest with the individual’s own reason and critical analysis.”

 

3. “Remember that the best relationship is one in which your love for each other exceeds your need for each other.”

 

4. “Through violence, you may ‘solve’ one problem, but you sow the seeds for another.”

 

5. “If a problem is fixable, if a situation is such that you can do something about it, then there is no need to worry. If it’s not fixable, then there is no help in worrying. There is no benefit in worrying whatsoever.”

 

6. “There is a saying in Tibetan, “Tragedy should be utilized as a source of strength.”
No matter what sort of difficulties, how painful experience is, if we lose our hope, that’s our real disaster.

 

7. “A spoon cannot taste of the food it carries. Likewise, a foolish man cannot understand the wise man´s wisdom even if he associates with a sage.”

 

8. “Judge your success by what you had to give up in order to get it.”

 

9. “All suffering is caused by ignorance. People inflict pain on others in the selfish pursuit of their own happiness or satisfaction.”

 

10. “When you realize you’ve made a mistake, take immediate steps to correct it.”

 

11. “In the practice of tolerance, one’s enemy is the best teacher.”

 

12. “Give the ones you love wings to fly, roots to come back and reasons to stay.”

 

13. “It is under the greatest adversity that there exists the greatest potential for doing good, both for oneself and others.”

 

Add your Favourite quote to the list…. 🙂

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How this guy (Terry Fox) lived his life will Inspire you for sure….

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Terry Fox was born in Winnipeg, Manitoba, but he was raised in Port Coquitlam, British Columbia. When he was a teen, Terry Fox was very much involved in various sports, but at the age of 18, he was diagnosed with bone cancer, and had to have his right leg amputated above the knee. Right before the operation, Terry read about an amputee who had completed the New York Marathon. He was moved by the man’s courage and determination, and this story ended up being one of the main motivations behind Terry’s ambitious Marathon of Hope. In 1980, he began the Marathon of Hope, a cross-country run to raise money for cancer research. Fox hoped to raise one dollar for each of Canada’s 24 million people.

He began with little fanfare from St. John’s, Newfoundland, in April and ran the equivalent of a full marathon every day. Fox had become a national star by the time he reached Ontario; he made numerous public appearances with businessmen, athletes, and politicians in his efforts to raise money. He was forced to end his run outside of Thunder Bay when the cancer spread to his lungs. His hopes of overcoming the disease and completing his marathon ended when he died nine months later.

Terry never finished his run, stopping near Thunder Bay, Ontario after running 5373 kilometers over 143 days worn out and in need of medical attention as his cancer reappeared in his lungs. Terry passed away at the age of 22 on June 28, 1981. Year 1981 witnessed the first Annual Terry Fox Run, it has involved millions of participants  in over 60 countries and presently it is the world’s largest one-day fundraiser for cancer research; over C$500 million has been raised in his name.

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Fox was the youngest person ever named a Companion of the Order of Canada. He won the 1980 Lou Marsh Award as the nation’s top sportsman and was named Canada’s Newsmaker of the Year in both 1980 and 1981. Considered a national hero, he has had many buildings, roads and parks named in his honor across the country.

“Everybody seems to have given up hope of trying. I haven’t. It isn’t easy and it isn’t supposed to be, but I’m accomplishing something. How many people give up a lot to do something good. I’m sure we would have found a cure for cancer 20 years ago if we had really tried”
-Fox speaking outside of Ottawa.

Today Fox has become immortal, with a number of statues being carved, he is alive in the heart of millions.

Today movies are being made about Terry. Books have been written. Roads are named after him. Schools and Hospitals are named after him. Terry is the burning example that it does not take various lifetimes to leave a mark, but a single life spent doing something extraordinary. Terry was an ordinary human being with an extraordinary heart. Even though he lived for a short period of 22 years, he did something so great to be remembered for the decades to come.

 

Source-  Wikipedia

You’ve probably never heard of him. But he is An Inspiration.

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You’ve probably never heard of him. However, in Hungary, he’s a national hero – everybody there knows his name and his incredible story. After reading his story, you’ll never forget him…
Károly Takács  (21 January 1910 – 5 January 1976) was the first shooter to win two Olympic gold medals in the 25meter rapid fire pistol event, both with his left hand after his right hand was seriously injured. He is the third known physically disabled athlete to have competed in the Olympic Games after George Eyser  in 1904 and Oliver Halassy in 1928, followed by Liz Hartel in 1952 and Neroli Fairhall in 1984.
In 1938, Karoly Takacs of the Hungarian Army, was the top pistol shooter in the world. He was expected to win the gold in the 1940 Olympic Games scheduled for Tokyo.
Those expectations vanished one terrible day just months before the Olympics.While training with his army squad, a hand grenade exploded in Takacs’ right hand, and Takacs’ shooting hand was blown off.
Takacs spent a month in the hospital depressed at both the loss of his hand, and the end to his Olympic dream. At that point most people would have quit. And they would have probably spent the rest of their life feeling sorry for themselves. Most people would have quit but not Takacs. Takacs was a winner. Winners know that they can’t let circumstances keep them down. They understand that life is hard and that they can’t let life beat them down. Winners know in their heart that quitting is not an option.
Takacs did the unthinkable; he picked himself up, dusted himself off, and decided to learn how to shoot with his left hand! His reasoning was simple. He simply asked himself, “Why not?”
Instead of focusing on what he didn’t have – a world class right shooting hand, he decided to focus on what he did have – incredible mental toughness, and a healthy left hand that with time, could be developed to shoot like a champion.
For months Takacs practiced by himself. No one knew what he was doing. Maybe he didn’t want to subject himself to people who most certainly would have discouraged him from his rekindled dream.
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In the spring of 1939 he showed up at the Hungarian National Pistol Shooting Championship. Other shooters approached Takacs to give him their condolences and to congratulate him on having the strength to come watch them shoot. They were surprised when he said, “I didn’t come to watch, I came to compete.” They were even more surprised when Takacs won!
The 1940 and 1944 Olympics were cancelled because of World War II. It looked like Takacs’ Olympic Dream would never have a chance to realize itself. But Takacs kept training and in 1944 he qualified for the London Olympics. At the age of 38, Takacs won the Gold Medal and set a new world record in pistol shooting. Four years later, Takacs won the Gold Medal again at the 1952 Helsinki Olympics. Takacs – a man with the mental toughness to bounce back from anything.
Winners in every field have a special trait that helps them become unstoppable. A special characteristic that allows them to survive major setbacks on the road to success. Winners recover QUICKLY. Bouncing back is not enough.
Winners bounce back QUICKLY. They take their hit, they experience their setback, they have the wind taken out of their sails, but they immediately recover. Right away they FORCE themselves to look at the bright side of things – ANY bright side, and they say to themselves, “That’s OK. There is always a way. I will find a way.” They dust themselves off, and pick up where they left off.
The reason quick recovery is important is that if you recover quickly, you don’t lose your momentum and your drive. Takacs recovered in only one month. If he had wallowed in his misery, if he had stayed “under the circumstances,” if he had played the martyr, and felt sorry for himself much longer, he would have lost his mental edge – his “eye of the tiger” and he never would have been able to come back.
When a boxer gets knocked down, he has ten seconds to get back up. If he gets up in eleven seconds, he loses the fight. Remember that next time you get knocked down.
Takacs definitely had a right to feel sorry for himself. He had a right to stay depressed and to ask himself “Why me?” for the rest of his life. He had the right to act like a mediocre man.
Takacs could have let his terrible accident cause him to become permanently discouraged, to take up heavy drinking, to quit on life all together, and maybe even to end his own life. He could have acted like a loser.
But Takacs made the DECISION to dig deep inside and to find a solution. To pick himself up and to learn to shoot all over again. Winners always search for a solution. Losers always search for an escape.
Next time you get knocked down, DECIDE you will act like a winner. DECIDE to act like Takacs.
Get up quickly, take action, and astound the world.

Eleven Hints for Life – Experienced by many of us.

“Eleven Hints for Life”

1. It hurts to love someone and not be loved in return.
But what is more painful is to love someone and never
find the courage to let that person know how you feel.

2. A sad thing in life is when you meet someone who
means a lot to you, only to find out in the end that it was
never meant to be and you just have to let go.

3. The best kind of friend is the kind you can sit on a
porch swing with, never say a word, and then walk away
feeling like it was the best conversation you’ve ever had.

4. It’s true that we don’t know what we’ve got until we lose
it, but it’s also true that we don’t know what we’ve been
missing until it arrives.

5. It takes only a minute to get a crush on someone, an
hour to like someone, and a day to love someone-but it
takes a lifetime to forget someone.

6. Don’t go for looks, they can deceive. Don’t go for wealth,
even that fades away. Go for someone who makes you
smile because it takes only a smile to make a dark day
seem bright.

7. Dream what you want to dream, go where you want to go,
be what you want to be. Because you have only one life and
one chance to do all the things you want to do.

8. Always put yourself in the other’s shoes. If you feel that it
hurts you, it probably hurts the person too.

9. A careless word may kindle strife. A cruel word may wreck
a life. A timely word may level stress. But a loving word may
heal and bless.

10. The happiest of people don’t necessarily have the best
of everything they just make the most of everything that comes
along their way.

11. Love begins with a smile, grows with a kiss, ends with
a tear. When you were born, you were crying and everyone
around you was smiling. Live your life so that when you die,
you’re the one smiling and everyone around you is crying.

What’s your definition of Success???

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Today everyone wishes to achieve success in their life. Everyone wants to succeed, wants to achieve new heights and it feels extremely good to know, as when we achieve success we are also able to make our nation taking another step towards its development at the same time.
So our success is not only belongs to us but it belongs to everyone who directly or indirectly is associated with us.

But the thing that depresses me today is the views of our youth. They have a different meaning of success, for them success is something in monetary value. The way they measure their success is truly unsatisfactory.
Today it has become a trend to measure the success in terms of wealth. Most of them measure success in monetary terms giving it a narrow meaning and this is the reason which makes them fail.

The only thing that I wish to say to our youth is “Friends we are the future of our country. So we are required to attain success in our life as to make our nation richer in terms of development. And we can only achieve success when we will choose that profession for us which is our passion, we should focus for what we are passionate about. Make your profession your passion, instead of complaining for what you don’t have.
Stop measuring success in terms of money that u wish to earn for choosing any professional stream.
But measure your success in terms of knowledge you gained till date and the knowledge you wish to achieve during your lifetime. Remember knowledge is your powerful tool to get on a stronger side. Money can be an element or a factor to measure your achievements but it can never be the only thing.
You should choose that professional stream for yourself, for which you wish to explore your knowledge. Generate your interest, make it your passion stay focused and determined to achieve the expert knowledge in whatever you choose to study or learn. As that stream will provide you with expertise and satisfaction.
Never choose the profession just because it can make you earn huge returns.
Because in that case u might become a professional but that professional will only be for a name n not because of any passion. And remember…
Success and passion always exits at the same place.

Please  change your point of view regarding success.

 

Today everyone wishes to achieve success in their life. Everyone wants to succeed, wants to achieve new heights and it feels extremely good to know, as when we achieve success we are also able to make our nation taking another step towards its development at the same time.
So our success is not only belongs to us but it belongs to everyone who directly or indirectly is associated with us.

But the thing that depresses me today is the views of our youth. They have a different meaning of success, for them success is something in monetary value. The way they measure their success is truly unsatisfactory.
Today it has become a trend to measure the success in terms of wealth. Most of them measure success in monetary terms giving it a narrow meaning and this is the reason which makes them fail.

The only thing that I wish to say to our youth is “Friends we are the future of our country. So we are required to attain success in our life as to make our nation richer in terms of development. And we can only achieve success when we will choose that profession for us which is our passion, we should focus for what we are passionate about. Make your profession your passion, instead of complaining for what you don’t have.
Stop measuring success in terms of money that u wish to earn for choosing any professional stream.
But measure your success in terms of knowledge you gained till date and the knowledge you wish to achieve during your lifetime. Remember knowledge is your powerful tool to get on a stronger side. Money can be an element or a factor to measure your achievements but it can never be the only thing.
You should choose that professional stream for yourself, for which you wish to explore your knowledge. Generate your interest, make it your passion stay focused and determined to achieve the expert knowledge in whatever you choose to study or learn. As that stream will provide you with expertise and satisfaction.
Never choose the profession just because it can make you earn huge returns.
Because in that case u might become a professional but that professional will only be for a name n not because of any passion. And remember…
Success and passion always exits at the same place.

Please  change your point of view regarding success.

 

Stuck In “To do or Not to Do”? Resolve Your Internal Conflicts NOW .

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Most Of the time people Give up just because they fail to resolve their own Internal Conflicts..

Once you manage to overcome your Internal Conflicts, you will be able to take Instant Decision.. On your Own!!!

This pattern helps with the very common problem of disagreement between parts.

When you struggle with yourself to do or not do something, when you procrastinate

what you  must do now and seem to be arguing with yourself in your mind, this is the pattern to use.

Follow these simple steps to Fight the problem of Internal Conflicts…

Step 1. The Conflict

Select a personal conflict. This can be anything, “Shall I listen to what they say”? or “Should I ignore them” ? It may be something you’ve contradictory feelings about, or some way that you sabotage yourself or cannot accept yourself. Reason can be anything, just take that situation.

Step 2. A Memory

Recall a memory of experiencing this inner conflict. When did you felt it?? View it from the observer position. Analyse it, Observe it.

Step 3. Take a Side

Get into the first perceptual position with one side of the conflict. Step into the experience. Review the OTHER side of the conflict from this position. Notice what comes up during this in all sense modes.

Step 4. Positive Intention

Still on that side, ask the other side to express all of its positive intentions, including any beliefs ( set by your o others for you ) and goals that it can express to your side.

Step 5. Switch

Now step into the other part. From this position, repeat steps three and four.

STEP6. Repeat

Repeat this switching and receiving until both sides have a good understanding of each other. Be sure to include beliefs ( including limiting beliefs ), values, and objectives.

Step 7. Meta-Position (Above usual)

Move to a meta-position above both parts. From there, ask the parts to propose solutions or outcomes that they expect to be satisfactory to both sides. Draw out concerns from either side about these ideas, and note any ecological issues. Do as much brain-storming as you need to in order to come up with a good collection of ideas.

Step 8.  New Part

Notice how this new collection of ideas is an amalgam of the values and higher intentions of the two parts. It is also an agenda. Experience how it could be considered a part all on its own. Bring this part into your body and accept it as an important part.

Step 9. Future Pace and Test

Imagine a future with this part creating results for you. Redo this process as needed for any ecological concerns or problems. Test it out in real life and come back to this process as needed.

Practice it a few times to get results you always wanted.

Feel free to share this with people you know, so that they can get some benefit as well. !!

An Insult that Changed the Automobile World !!!

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When Someone Underestimates you, don’t feel bad. Prevent the Negativity to surround you instead use their words to work for you as a Trigger- The Driving force that will Inspire you at every stage and force you to Fight back in any situation. This is what Ferruccio Lamborghini did.

Lamborghini was drawn more to farming machinery rather than the farming lifestyle itself. Following his interest in mechanics, Lamborghini studied at the Fratelli Taddia technical institute near Bologna. In 1940 he was drafted into the Italian Royal Air Force, where he served as a mechanic at the Italian garrison on the island of Rhodes, becoming the supervisor of the vehicle maintenance unit.

Who was Ferruccio Lamborghini?

Ferruccio Elio Arturo Lamborghini (April 28, 1916 – February 20, 1993) was an Italian industrialist. Born to grape farmers from the comune of Renazzo di Cento in the Emilia-Romagna region, his mechanical know-how led him to enter the business of tractor manufacturing in 1948, when he founded Lamborghini Trattori, which quickly became an important manufacturer of agricultural equipment in the midst of Italy’s post-war economic reform.  In 1963, he most famously created Automobili Lamborghini, a maker of high-end sports cars in Sant’Agata Bolognese

The sole reason of shifting his business from farm vehicles to super-power cars was Enzo Ferrari’s undermining words, “you stick to tractors and let me build sports cars.” 

And Today, we all Know what “Lamborghini’s are Known for !!!!

 

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11 Thoughts For Instant Inspiration. – Thousand Thoughts

Because Words Can Inspire…

 
 
 
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1. “No man can succeed in a line of endeavor which he does not like.” – Napoleon Hill
 
2.“Believe in yourself and all that you are. Know that there is something inside you that is greater than any obstacle.” – Christian D. Larson
 
3. “The price of success is hard work, dedication to the job at hand, and the determination that whether we win or lose, we have applied the best of ourselves to the task at hand.” – Vince Lombardi
 
4. “You never stop earning when you do what you love.” – Asha Tyson
 
5. “Change your story, change your life. Divorce the story of limitation, and marry the story of the truth and everything changes.” – Tony Robbins
 
6. “Keep away from people who try to belittle your ambitions. Small people always do that, but the really great make you feel that you, too, can become great.” – Mark Twain
 
7. “Great work is done by people who are not afraid to be great.” – Fernando Flores
 
8. “Your success depend on your decision today. Ready to associate yourself with Only Quality People or Powerful People is one of the major ways for us to succeed in life.  You are a winner not a loser.” – Rohit Kumar
 
9. “Just because Fate doesn’t deal you the right cards, it doesn’t mean you should give up. It just means you have to play the cards you get to their maximum potential.” – Les Brown
 
10. “Realize that if you can instantly create a problem, you can just as quickly and easily create a solution.” – Tony Robbins
 
11. “Life is 10% of what happens to me and 90% of how I react to it.” – John Maxwell
 
Share One Quote that has Inspired You. 

They asked ‘Will God save me, if I do pujas ?!’ This is what he (Mahatria) replied…

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Question : Are there divine preferences, divine injustices and divine irregularities?

Mahatria: It may appear so, but Existential Order is always zero defect. Everything is as it should be. There are no irregularities in Existence.  If I may use a metaphor, it doesn’t matter how noble hearted one is, but if he doesn’t know how to drive and yet attempts to drive a vehicle, he is sure to meet with an accident. The suffering of most people is that though they may be good, though they may believe in god, they have failed to develop the competence to live life.

We just believe that worshiping god or the messengers of god or the incarnations of god is sufficient to earn His blessing.  We are lost in the ignorance that god will come and save us just as an answer to all our pujas, rituals and offerings.  We choose to make various kinds of offerings as kickbacks to please the Lord and expedite matters for us, tilt opportunities in our favour, prolong the life of our loved ones, etc… but we have conveniently chosen to ignore principles like Honesty, Integrity, Karma and so many other virtues, which find common mention across all scriptures.

Think about it.  If worshipping the Lord is sufficient, then why the Bible?  Why the Koran?  Why the Bhagawad Gita?  Why any scripture for that matter?  In fact, the very basis of every scripture is to teach you and me the components of Existential Order, so that you and I can live our lives in alignment with the Existential Order. Even if you are a maths teacher’s son, if two plus two is written as three, you are wrong.  Even if you know nothing about the examiner, if two plus two is written as four, you are right.

Even those who do not know ‘Who is god?’, even those who do not believe in the existence of god, as long as they live in alignment to the Existential Order, which is what every scripture is all about, they will always be blessed by His grace.  The more you are aligned to the Existential Order, the more you’ll experience His Grace.  Grace is the spiritual reward for aligning yourself to the Existential Order.

Suffering is a spiritual feedback that somewhere you have lost your alignment to the Existential Order.  God is not a matter of belief, but a matter of alignment.Why did the incarnate Krishna waste his time preaching eighteen chapters, answering and clarifying every question of Arjuna? Krishna could have simply told Arjuna – go around me thrice, pour some milk and ghee over me, smear sandalwood paste all over your body, fall at my feet four times and just shoot your arrows.  Then, why at all the Bhagawad Gita?

If going to church on Sunday mornings and faith in Christ are enough, then why did Christ waste three years of his life sermonising ‘Dos’ and ‘Don’ts’ which became the Bible?  If doing Namaz five times a day is enough, then why all those ‘Dos’ and ‘Don’ts’ in the Koran?

The Mahabharata shows that Duryodana took all the resources of Krishna, and that was not enough.  Arjuna had Krishna himself, and that too was not enough.  Only when Arjuna understood the Dharma (Existential Order) and acted in alignment with it was he able to emerge victorious.  The message is clear and simple – god does not work for you; He works with you.  His design is such that the only way He can work with you is when you live in alignment with the Existential Order.

If god is the Messenger, the scriptures are his Message.  The only way to have the grace of the Messenger is to live by the Message.  It is just not enough to value the Master… you must Master the values.  Be devoted to the Messenger, but be disciplined by the Message.

Extracts from “Clarity is Power”.

 

Discovering the Positive Intent behind any Negative Behavior.

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“If you can change your mind, you can change your life.

What you believe creates the actual fact.

The greatest revolution of my generation is to discover that

Individuals, by changing their inner attitudes of mind, can change

the outer aspects of their lives.”

– William James

 

Transform self-sabotage into success. By discovering the positive intent behind a negative behavior or attitude,

you can release tremendous energy and positive commitment. In his outstanding book Sleight Of Mouth:

The Magic Of Conversational Belief Change, master trainer and famous NLP developer Robert Dilts says:

“At some level all behavior is (or at one time was) “positively intended.” It is or was perceived as appropriate given the context in which it was established, from the point of view of the person whose behavior it is. It is easier and more productive to respond to the intention rather than the expression of a problematic behavior. “

 Here are the steps to Find Positive Intentions  in the whatever you do…

 

Step #1. Define the problem.

Briefly state the problem with enough detail so that it is clear in your mind. Mind must be clear about what

the exact problem is. It may primarily be a situation, personal problem, or a challenge. Define what meaning you

give to an Unproductive Behavior. Be clear about what behavior is productive. State the reason for the meaning you gave,

why any particular behavior is unproductive as per you. You must be clear about it, with no confusions.

 

Step #2. Reveal the Underlying Motives

Take a few minutes to relax, breathe deeply and lay back. Now, go inside, imagine your mind has special internal messengers.”

These are parts of your personality, which have characteristic tendencies or habitual behaviors.

Find the part that is responsible for generating the unproductive behavior.

Bring this part into awareness as though it were a complete personality.

Remember that a part is an aspect of you.

A part is like a little personality inside of you. In order to be aligned and successful,

you must not work at cross purposes with yourself. This requires negotiating or working with your parts.

Now imagine that you can do a role playing game with this particular part. Ask the part what it

wanted to have, do or become, through the negative behavior or attitude. What value or benefit it

expects to get from this. Ask directly, “What did you wish for me to accomplish by doing this?”

Take as much time as you need to imagine and listen to the part’s responses.

 

Step #3. Get to the core motives.

Keep asking “why” and “what” questions to clarify the motives. Recycle each answer into a new question.

Practice questioning until you feel that you have gotten to the core motives. You should identify a

core belief along with the core value and core reasons for the behaviors or attitudes that, at first glance,

seem to be unsupportive of you.