The majority of men are subjective towards themselves and objective towards all others–terribly objective sometimes–but the real task is in fact to be objective towards oneself and subjective towards all others.”

– Soren Kierkegaard, Papirer VIII (A165, Alexander Dru, translator, p. 676) as quoted by Howard and Edna Long, translators of Works of Love in “Translator’s Introduction” (New York: HarperTorchbooks, 1962), p. 13.

Soren Kierkegaard, the nineteenth century philosopher from Denmark and grandfather of existentialism.

What does this have to do with success with women?

Integrity attracts. But more important, it’s important for its own sake. Truly practicing this (and it’s HARD) alleviates clouds of suffering, develops clearer thinking, and cultivates compassion for our fellow neighbor.

This simple statement continues to wake me up. I had to share it with you, too.

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