I got the following comments to a previous post:

Dino says:

I’ve never been one to brown nose myself ‘coz I find it degrading so, yeah, if that person brown noses AND takes undue credit, you’re up against someone pretty low and…I dunno, good luck with whatever you’re planning but I hope you don’t stoop down an inch to his level. Sometimes knowing you’re doing the right thing and that, at the end of the day, you end up the bigger man– or, in your case, woman– should be enough, but, yeah, there is little place for idealism in the corporate world anyway. So…fight lang kung fight but don’t shed an ounce of dignity )

And ditto on that point you said about blogging. I mean, this isn’t even MY blog and I’ve ended up saying a whole crapload, right? 

Thanks Dino!  Don’t worry, I won’t stoop down to fish vendor’s level. 🙂

Karol says: 

…bwt this post naman, day, u know u’re good and even better than DOG (remember what this means?, hehe). in the end, people will know man na you’re the one who initiated the project. or, y not be frank with him? hehe…esp. kung ara ka sa away mood mo..hehe…kaya mo na ah…pangita bala iban nga ubra! …

I’ve been thinking about this last night and most of the day and I realized that I don’t need to prove anything to people whose abilities are chicken feed compared to mine.  I don’t mean to brag or anything, but I know that I am better than them (thank you, sis, for reminding me).  I have nothing to prove to them.   I know what my capabilities are and I don’t need them to tell me that I can do the job well.  I guess we all need to give ourselves a pat on the back from time to time.  In this dog eat dog world, we should be able to affirm ourselves first before we can affirm others.

For now, this is my motto:  Do what you want and say what you will, because the people who care don’t matter and those who matter don’t care.

Happy Valentine’s Day, everyone! 🙂