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struggle...an underestimated nobility


I have never liked the term nobility assuming it involved the oppression of others. Now I find nobility has a subtlety I was unaware of which can also mean dignity of mind and elevation of soul. I sometimes find that struggle, approached in a way that is creative not destructive, can foster growth, resilience and open us to grace and a quiet dignity....it's often a privilege to be with people who have struggled, without diminishing themselves or others, and they often glow with this kind of dignified coherence that can be transmitted somehow to others.

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Unknown member
May 26, 2023

LOVE the illustration and the sentiment. Thank you for sharing

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Alison Blevins
Alison Blevins
May 25, 2023

Love the poem and love the illustration.

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Jes Derry
Jes Derry
May 24, 2023

An insightful powerful piece of writing. The sentiment within it I agree with.

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Nigel Smith
Nigel Smith
May 24, 2023

Excellent insight Tim, it is a term I also use, the noble working class, mothers scrubbing the steps of brick terrace houses proud of just being, nobility as a state of mind that sums up a feeling of worth and good, beyond the dazzle of coins and hierarchies, the better man.

Thank you Tim

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Stephen Kingsnorth
Stephen Kingsnorth
May 24, 2023

'Here, here!' Or is it 'Hear, hear'?

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