then don't sit at my table

The most influential people in my life have a mutual level of respect for me as I do for them. The goals of the people in my life are all very separate and individual, but we each have above average aspirations. You have to share common beliefs with the people you consider your friends because you are who you associate with. The biggest lesson I have learned from these past two years is that in order to be given the respect you deserve from the people around you, you must first respect yourself.