Dolly Parton insists ‘I don’t want to worship’ but she’s happy to set an example

She is loved across the country as an American icon.

but Dolly Parton As one of the 2021 People of the Year I insist, “I don’t want to be worshiped, because there is a scripture in my holy book that talks about idolatry.”

The 75-year-old has been modest about her overall charitable work, saying, “I’m glad I represent enough of the things that I’m not the worst person in the world.”

Icon: Dolly Parton as one of 2021’s best people of the year insisted ‘I don’t want to be worshipped, because there’s a bible in my bible that talks about idolatry’

She’s wary of how it’s occasionally deified, and noted, “I see it happen all the time with movie stars and these celebrities.”

And Dolly added, “People worship them more than they worship God. And I just – sometimes grumble. But if I can set an example, that’s great.”

The state icon’s philanthropic projects include the Imagination Library, which offers free books for young children.

Three years ago, the Fiction Library marked the 100 million books donated since regulation first began in 1995.

Humble: The 75-year-old was humble about her extensive philanthropic work, saying, 'I'm glad I'm representing enough of the things that I'm not the worst person in the world'

Humble: The 75-year-old was humble about her extensive philanthropic work, saying, ‘I’m glad I’m representing enough of the things that I’m not the worst person in the world’

I told good morning america that she founded the charity in honor of her father, who “was unable to read and write and it always irritated and annoyed him”.

Her father was part of the Library of Imagination efforts and lived until 2000—”long enough to hear the kids call me ‘Book Lady,’ and see that she’s doing well.

Most recently it raised $700,000 for flood victims in Central Tennessee two months ago, and last year it gave Vanderbilt University Medical Center $1 million that the college used in its work with Moderna on a COVID-19 vaccine.

However, she wears her generosity lightly and is skeptical about her ‘People of the Year’ title because that’s too much pressure. But, yeah, it’s like, I’m not all that. I’m glad I represent enough things not to be the worst person in the world .

‘I swing sometimes’: She’s wary of the way she’s being deified at times, and noted that “I see it happen all the time with movie stars and these celebrities.”

Dolly dished: ‘I’m kind of addicted to feeling giving. Knowing I’m doing something good for someone else.

On top of her successful songwriting career, she has branched out into several commercial projects including her own Dollywood theme park.

The Jolene singer, who has put on clothes and launched a production company among other endeavors, revealed what kind of boss she feels.

I’m a good manager, I think. I try to rule with love and compassion. There’s also a thin line that says, “It’s not an easy task,” she explained.

Work Practices: She said:

Work practices: “I am an honest and honest person,” she said, adding, “I like being as friendly as I can and I like the people who work with me and I like them to like me.”

I am a fair and honest person. I like to be as friendly as I can and I like the people who work with me and I like them to like me.

When it comes to business matters, she understands that “we use each other and that when it’s time for them to last, they can. But I want to be that kind of person, if they need to talk to me, they can almost like them as a friend and then we’ll get to work. No. I want someone to be afraid to come to me.

She catches Dolly laughing: “Some people have to kick ** one side and go down the other because some people won’t listen. And then you have creative vampires. You have energy vampires and you have some people who are going to eat you alive.”

Pragmatism: When it comes to business affairs, she realizes

Pragmatism: When it comes to business matters, they recognize “that we use each other and that when the time comes to move on, they can”

The Music Dynamo, who famously refused to allow Elvis Presley to cover her song, I Will Still Love You Because She Would Give Up the rights, explained that “A creative vampire is someone who takes your ideas and claims they are his, take them and then they break up.

She paraphrased Ronald Reagan’s aphorism: “There’s an old saying: ‘There’s no limit to what can be done if it doesn’t matter who gets the credit,’ and there’s truth to it. But that’s the hardest part if someone takes your idea.”

She asserted that it never affected “knowing what I don’t know”, recalling: “My idea was to have a Dollywood, to have a theme park, but I knew I didn’t know anything about running it, but I knew I was going to find people.

'Me and mine to you and me': Dolly's photo was snapped in a throwback with longtime husband Carl Dean that she posted on Instagram to celebrate Thanksgiving

‘From me and mine to you and me’: Dolly’s photo was snapped in a throwback with longtime husband Carl Dean that she posted on Instagram to celebrate Thanksgiving

‘So I always do it, though,’ she said, ‘with anything. I hire people. I see what I need and what I want, but I know I can’t do it all myself.

She said in a previous interview CNBC Her business acumen came from her father: “I think I got that power, you know, from him. If I’m sleeping with someone, it’s because I wanted to, not because I was trying to move on with work.”

Early on, people who might think I’d be an easy task, Dolly recalled, “have the money and go before it hits them.”

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