“A crown, if it hurts us, is not worth wearing.”
—Pearl Bailey, 20th century American actress, singer and author
What are the ways that you and others measure success?
How do you keep score to know if you are winning?
How near or far are you from being king or queen of the hill?
Status is one way people measure themselves and others. Think about the business world, entertainment, sports, politics, the military, social media, and other areas of life in which people compare and contrast where they stand.
Where have you noticed or personally experiences the pain of personal and professional status?
Where does wearing the crown of status present a cost far too high to pay?
When the costs does not equal your values, ethics and you lose more than you gain in the end.