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10. Mind Your Own Business

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How many people try to save the world while those closest to them are made to pay a steep price? Their priorities are wrong. Is the good guy only good when others are watching? Aren't true heroes unsung? Isn't it best to take care of your own family and your own employees and your own community before cloaking yourself as a global savior?

Mind your own business. Figure out when it is appropriate for you to intervene and when are you sticking your nose in where it doesn't belong.

Admonishing your child for littering is important. Trying to chastise a random pedestrian who flips a butt on the ground is not. Taking the keys from grandpa may be your moral obligation while grabbing the keys from a stranger in a bar whom you deem too drunk to drive is not.

Yes, if you see your nephew making a pipe bomb in the garage, call 911. Yes, if you see a group of odd characters loading a van with fertilizer, call 911. Calling is self-defense. However, direct confrontation is very often dangerous.

It is not your job to stop shoplifting at the mall or educate someone else's teen or be the neighborhood vigilante.

You are not Super Girl. You are not Police Woman. Sometimes it is best to alert the people with authority and allow them to do their jobs.

Hide your talents, work hard until you die, give everything you have to others, and bear all hardships with patience. This is the life of a true warrior.

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