No matter how educated, talented, rich or cool you are,
how you treat people ultimately tells all.
Integrity is everything.
Every morning I share a quote on Twitter. It started as a suggestion to gain followers but grew into a moment of inspiration each day before I plunge into work. Well, this morning, I ran across the quote above about "arrogance," and wanted to share it.
Recently I had a run-in with a well-respected photographer who decided it was appropriate to tell dozens of us how we should run our business. The backstory isn't important; nobody has the right to bully anybody into any direction.
For most of us, our love for this industry has come out of many different people and companies who have believed in us and as sappy as it sounds, loved us unconditionally.
This is just a short post today with a reminder to anyone who's starting to believe their own press releases. Don't forget your roots. Take the time to give back to the photographic community by helping with sound advice, suggestions, sharing your experiences, staying humble, and above all, to thine ownself be true.
Humility will open more doors than arrogance ever will!
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