One of the biggest lessons I have learned throughout my journey as an activist is the lesson of ego vs character.
I am certainly not perfect. I have done, said, and written things that I regret. Usually, the biggest regrets come from when I let my ego dictate my path, instead of character.
The biggest damage to survivors—especially those survivors with whom I have worked—has been done by people who are dominated by ego and pride. And these types lurk in the most unlikely of places, even among your allies and friends.
Fortunately, true happiness and success resides in good character and gratitude … not in the act of winning.