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(cont) IN CHAPTER 5, Why to stay out of the recognition game:

(cont)IN CHAPTER 5, Why to stay out of the recognition game:

There is another dimension to the need to focus on actions and avoid words: the health-eroding dependence on external recognition. People are cruel and unfair in the way they devolve recognition, so it is best to stay out of that game. Stay robust to the treatment by others. Nero at some stage befriended a scientist of legendary status, a giant for whom he had an immense respect. Although the fellow was about as prominent as one could get in his field (in the eye of others), he spent his time focused on what status he had that week in the scientific community. He would get enraged at authors “who did not cite” him or at some committee granting a medal he never received to someone else judged inferior, that impostor!

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