Your tallies and peaks and valleys can't describe who I am
This music is therapeutic, I define who I am
Through the actions I portray as a man - in combination
With impressions I leave on people through things that I've said

from Talib Kweli (Ft. Chace Infinite) – Self Savior Lyrics on Rap Genius

Meaning

The measure of a man is not what you say about him but what he does to prove you wrong

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