I know I'm not perfect. We all know we're not perfect. Yet we all project perfection onto others. We think others are perfect, albeit in compartmentalised areas (e.g. parenting, it as a partner). Of course this projection of perfection is made in ignorance but still managed to weigh us down and hold us back.
What you have been doesn't have to be who you will be. Similarly, what you have done doesn't eliminate the need to do something further or new.
I've never thought much of the Bible references that a genealogical listings. They don't really connect to be in anyway and your family doesn't necessarily define you. But today I wondered if someone may have a sole purpose in their life to nurture someone else into existence.
All the most influential people on the history of humanity had parents and grandparents who undoubtedly nurtured and fostered the person they became. Would the world be a better place without MLK? Mother Theresa? Mandela or Gandhi?
What if their parents unintentionally were the lynch pin in these world changers becoming, well, world changers? What if these people's sole purpose in life was the creation of a certain soul at a specific time?
Self awareness and frequent self reflection are key to success. Knowing how you respond and how you're perceived let's you take control of your identity and reputation.
The challenge of working from home (alone), is that when you get stuck on something you haven't got anyone to bounce ideas off or ask for guidance. Oh, and I miss whiteboards 😆
So much of life is about conforming and the pressure both direct and indirect can be immense. Why then do we often admire those who resist and become individuals?I Is it that difficult to find and listen to that inner voice that rejoices in your passions and reacts with muted indifference to the populous voice?
I've never really thought about it, but a funeral is for the living. It is a celebration of a life. Why don't we plan and run them for the person whole they're alive? I know I would really appreciate hearing more good things about myself.
I still listen to many of those albums from my teenage years. Today I played one from first to last track. I probably won't do it tomorrow, but I did enjoy it (still).