Poem close to my heart

To seek opportunity but not be an opportunist,
To make one’s money but not rake it in,
To look for shaabbaash but not chase after popularity,
To advance without flattery,
To retreat without abandoning,
To offer loyalty but not cronyism,
To make a point without wanting to win the argument,
To make an impression without wanting to leave a mark,
To make a difference without wanting to be hailed as a Prophet,
Is to have #tahzib

Gopalkrishna D. Gandhi in a speech at St. Stephens college in 2009

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