Don’t Focus on Keeping Others Down

Photo by Felipe Simo on Unsplash

There is an Igbo saying — Onye ji onye n’ani ji onwe ya.

It means, “He who will hold another down in the mud must stay in the mud to keep him down.”

People are naturally competitive. And many of them would rather spend their energies sabotaging you than focus on their own progress. I’ve seen this screw…

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Shefali O'Hara

Shefali O'Hara

Cancer survivor, artist, writer, engineer. Grew up in NYC, living in Austin. Love animals, books, hikes, art, travel, D&D and fireworks.