8341450211_a46c86f6c9_oBlessed are the self-confident, for the world shall be their oyster.

Blessed are those with a positive mental attitude, for they shall always bounce back in short order.

Blessed are the bold, for they shall be able to get what they want.

Blessed are those who do not concern themselves with others’ problems, for they shall live happily ever after in a cocoon of serenity.

Blessed are the determined, for they shall not be put off from achieving their goals and fulfilling their dreams.

Blessed are the clear thinkers, for they shall have an answer for everything.

Blessed are the patriots, for they shall be called model citizens.

Blessed are those who conscientiously curate their image and toe the party line, for they shall bask in a warm glow of admiration.

Blessed are you when people envy you and disrespect you and call you all kinds of nasty names just because you happen to be wealthier and better educated than they are. Rejoice and be thankful, for to you it is given to achieve self-actualisation and fulfilment.

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