I don’t know where this originally came from. I found it the other day when I was clearing out some papers in my office. 

When you are alone, mind your thoughts.
When you are with friends, mind your tongue.
When you are angry, mind your temper.
When you are with a group, mind your behavior.
When you are in trouble, mind your emotions.
When you are successful, mind your ego.

Like I said, I have no idea what the original source is. I had scribbled it down on a bit of scrap paper. But the briefest of web searches reveals that this kind of thing shows up all the time on Pinterest and LinkedIn from people who are trying their damnedest to be influencers. Usually stuff like that is drivel, but this is the one in a thousand that isn’t. There is some sage advice in those six lines.

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