What does on one's own mean?

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  1. Cat Ellington:

    It takes a lot to be one's own person and a leader, rather than a crowd-running follower. It takes a lot.

  2. Ramana Pemmaraju:

    The compulsion to remain beautiful forever has made women more uglier than ever. Remember its not about imbibing other cultures but accepting one's own nature is what makes one more graceful! Relish in your uniqueness!

  3. Emeasoba George:

    Genuine success should be celebrated. Oh! yes, but never be carried away by it (your own achievement). Because, once you are carried away by it (your own achievement), failure is inevitable. Besides that, being carried away by one's own success makes one to lose focus. ~Emeasoba George


    Authoritativeness is one of the attributes of true leadership. In other words, whoever that claims to be a true leader should be authoritative in nature. I mean, he or she is expected to be commanding respect and self-confident too wherever he or she goes. Besides that, for clarification's sake, to be commanding respect means to be respectable or rather to be worthy of other people's respect. Whereas, to be self-confident means to believe in one's own ability, worth and potential. That is to say, every true leader is expected to be worthy of other people's respect. As well, he or she ought to believe in his or her own ability, potential and value. To my mind (in my opinion), anyway. ~Emeasoba George.

  5. Emeasoba George:

    Selflessness (unselfishness) is defined as being concerned more with the needs and wishes of others than with one's own. Moreover, it can be defined as having or showing great concern for other people and little or no concern at all for yourself or oneself. Whereas, selfishness is directly opposite of that (selflessness). Now, are you selfless or are you selfish? Anyway, you should be selfless rather than selfish. Because, true love or true leadership is all about being selfless. Contrariwise, untrue love or untrue leadership has to do with selfishness. Besides, whoever that is selfless is true to form (or type) i.e. he or she is being or behaving as expected. But, anyone who is selfish is factitious (not genuine). Nevertheless, do quote me right or better still you can say I said so. ~Emeasoba George


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