This phrase was originally uttered by Tywin Lannister in “Game of Thrones” .
“A lion doesn’t concern himself with the opinion of a sheep.”
The origin of the expression seem to be lost in history. I’ve seen claims that it originated in Aesop’s fables, in Homer’s Illiad, and so on. What can be positively attributed was American author Vernon Howard (1912-1992), who wrote:
A truly strong person does not need the approval of others any more than a lion needs the approval of sheep
The quote is a little on the wordy side, and let’s just say Vernon Howard’s books leans a bit toward the, uh… esoteric… With such words like “Cosmic Power”, “Mental Magic”, “Mystic Path”, and so on…
It seems Mr. Howard merely rephrased Andrew Carnegie (1835-1919) who stated:
Do not look for approval except for the consciousness of doing your best.
It is NOT about criticism. It is about approval
Clearly, the intent of the quote is to explain that if you do something, you should not do it because other people approve of it, you should do it because YOU want to do it.
The conclusion is simple: stop acting like sheep.
Start thinking about what you actually say, and do they actually make sense, instead of assuming what you uttered was what you meant, when it may not be. The quote is about you don’t need APPROVAL to do what you think is best.
Be a real lion, not a sheep brainwashed into a goat thinking its a lion.
By A mlm skeptic
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