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Be Like the Sun

“Be like the sun, for the sun shines on serenly even though not all the planets will reflect back its light and even though some of its brilliance seems to radiate only into empty space. You may find that those who reject the radiant light of your friendship will naturally fade out of your lives. But the more you shine your light, the more brilliant your lives will become.”

“No matter how other people are or what they do, it is important that you walk your own paths, believing in yourselves. If you remain constant and stay true to yourselves, others will definitely one day come to understand your sincere intent.”

Illustration by Leo Matsuda

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