Brand Strategy. Brand Energy.
Don't base your word on the word of one whose word is not trustworthy.
When people shows you who they are...believe them!
I remember that quote quite well, Frederica... (I agree with it...)
Learned that one the hard way; and yet, it was only money. Trust must be earned!
Fact is, no one escapes having to protect one's self; or, one's repupation, for that matter.
That is why I respect you Vincent. Nothing is simple. Nothing is free.
And ;-D sometimes, we are just each others' "doomed transference figures."
All of life is growing-up...I am up for it. "He not busy being born is busy dying." -Bob Dylan
Today, Valentine's day, I am so happy that my mother loved me. I knew it then and I know it now. "... that has made all the difference." -Robert Frost. The fact that she did was not my choice. It was [and continues to be ... in all of my wondeful relationships; and, all else that happens to me] ... my GIFT, from God!
It's because of their proven love that I'm always open to discussing the love we witness via our mothers (and fathers). (E.g., see: http://brandergy.com/profiles/blogs/a-fighting-spirit-or-wheres )