Don't Give Yourself The Credit, & Don't Ever Feel Alone

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(Note: Updated from an earlier post)

We have to work really hard in this world. Too hard, it sometimes seems like.

When we experience some measure of success, it is easy to pat ourselves on the back and say, "I did it."

But we didn't, not at all. Not really.

A lot of the time we stumble, too. We suffer, we are attacked, we get sick.

Either way, someone is always with us, pushing us as we fly around on that playground swing.

There is always a reason, and we don't know the reason. But one thing is for sure, we are never really alone.

* All opinions my own.


Dr. Dannielle Blumenthal is an author, independent brand researcher, and adjunct marketing professor with 20 years of varied experience. An avid researcher and prolific, creative writer, Dr. Blumenthal's interests span communication, marketing, qualitative media content analysis, political rhetoric, propaganda, leadership, management, organizational development, and more. An engaged citizen, she has for several years worked to raise awareness around child sex trafficking and the dangers of corruption at @drdannielle on Twitter. You can find her articles at Medium, and, and she frequently answers questions on Quora. All opinions are Dr. Blumenthal's own.