I just received an email lambasting me for using crowdfunding to help us publish our book. The emailer suggested that I was engaging in bad character. Since our book is all about engaging in genuine character, I had to step back and assess if there was justification within the emailer’s premise. Am I asking people for a handout? Am I shirking my accountability? Am I diminishing my character?
The pendant we offer as a perk takes me about an hour to make. The Perception Profile we offer as a perk is normally something I charge over $200 for my creating and assessing the data. The book we offer as a perk contains much of the information I use in Character Profiling sessions. I consider the book to be thousands of sessions stuffed into 400 pages. I have stopped working to focus on our book and the movement we are trying to create toward defining and applying character. Yes I am not making any money right now. Yes my retirement is gone. Yes there is a cardboard box in the cleanest alley I can find lingering as a bear on the horizon. Yes I could use some help. I believe I am offering my services and I am working my ass off, but am I diminishing my character by engaging in this crowdfunding action?
I can guarantee that I will assess the hell out of this. However, the virtue of Humanities requires the character strength of collaboration. Working together to solve, create, and become something more.
Is it the character of Pride that influences the virtue of Courage? Is it the character of Justice that influences the virtue of Integrity? Perhaps it is the character of Respect that influences the virtue of Humanities. Perhaps it is the character of Hope that seeks the virtue of Transcendence. Perhaps … perhaps it is a sublimation against the fear of shame of which diminishes all characters and virtues.
May I ask: What is your wisdom on this matter? Is my character sound in my intent for the cause and movement of this book? Is it a sublimation that I might not see the wrong in what I am doing? Is the email just arguing with an ORC that is stuck in the Horns Effect? Or am I the Obstinate Reactive Cognition that is suppressing the fear of shame for asking others for help? Am I stuck in the Halo Effect?
What is your wisdom on this matter?
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