Steem Basic Income Giveaway (Mottos….)

Thanks to all the entries in the [Sleep](https://steemit.com/powerhousecreatives/@bengy/steembasicincomegiveawaysleep-pefi2puwny) giveaway! There were some really really ….different… sleep schedules! I don’t feel quite so terrible about my ones… although, I do feel pretty envious of those who can get decent amounts of really long and deep sleep!

This week, I was thinking about different corporate or organisational mottos. You the little catchy one liner that is supposed to help mold the view of your grouping to the general public. Perhaps the most famous one was Google’s “Don’t be Evil” motto, which incidentally was not too recently removed from their public facing pages.

Anyway, my question this week. Do you have some motto that you really like.. or one that your family or yourself have had for generations? Or just one that you aspire to?

NOTE: There is a slight rule change to try and fix the problem of the Bounty distribution. I’m not sure why it is happening, but on some weeks, the bounty doesn’t get distributed evenly.

The new rule: Please DON’T upvote your own comment. I can’t stop you, but from now, it will be now considered to be an invalid entry.

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My Question

1. What is a motto (or more than one) that you really like? Where is it from and what does it mean to you?

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My sample answer

My first motto that I have loved was the old HTC one. “Quietly Brilliant”. This resonates with me so much, the fact that there are people who just do stuff, and do it well… AND feel NO need to blow their own horn. Too often, I see so many people who are much better at telling everyone how great they are… rather than just being good at what you do! In a bit of a sad twist, this motto was finally ditched, as it appeared that the public seemed to prefer to have products which screamed about how GREAT they were…

My second motto that I’ve always admired was the motto for the University of Western Australia. The logo “Seek Wisdom” is incorporated into the [shield of arms](http://www.web.uwa.edu.au/university/history/archive-collections/coat-of-arms) for the University. Again, it is a phrase that resonates strongly with me. Ti be always curious, but not just to curiosity seek mere knowledge and to explore the darkness, but the wisdom and courage to apply that knowledge responsibly.

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Rules

1. Upvote if you want, it increases the payout and then I can hopefully sponsor more people. 2. Resteem is NOT neccessary, but the more people see this, the more the people will be likely to be sponsored. 3. In the comments, answer as best as you can the questions that are posed in the “My Questions”! 4. I have added a small Steem-Bounty to the post, so that everyone who replies with a valid entry will get something back. If I give your post a small upvote, it is valid (also, subscribe to @dustsweeper for maximum benefit!). 5. I will be sponsoring as many people as this post pays out in liquid SBD/STEEM. Also I will kick in at least the required amount to round up to the full number. Winner is by random generator after a shortlisting of quality comments! 6. PLEASE PLEASE Don’t upvote your OWN comment. I can’t stop you doing it, but it seems to mess up the distribution of the Bounty for everyone else. If you upvote your own comment, I will consider it an invalid entry when doing the draw.

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Steem Basic Income

One of the first communities that I came in contact with at the beginning of my time at Steemit was @steembasicincome. As a author starting out on your fresh new Steemit account, Steemit can be a daunting and lonely place to be. OFten, it can feel like you are posting into an abyss with no one listening and with no ability to grow out of the situation. A share of Steem Basic Income gives you a guaranteed vote on one post a day, thus giving you a small but over time cumulative support to your account to help grow you out of your initial wilderness!

With this post, I want to help sponsor people who might not even have the spare 1 STEEM that is required for registration. So, when this post pays out, I will sponsor people depending on the payout of this post. Basically, I will round up the SBD payout from this post and then that will be the number of people I will sponsor. (So, if the payout is 2.3 SBD, I will sponsor 3 people). OF course, this is not simply an altruistic move, as the sponsor of a Steem Basic Income share also gets a share, so it is a great way to help others whilst helping yourself!

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Last week’s winners

The [last post](https://steemit.com/powerhousecreatives/@bengy/steembasicincomegiveawaysleep-pefi2puwny) paid out 0.009 SBD and 2.681 STEEM in liquid earnings. So, that would make 3 shares.

The winners by random draw are:

@kimmysomelove42

@ropaga

@zen-art

… and there was also one bonus share for @creativetruth for a really awesome comment!

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