|Reflections from a Beer-Addled Mind @ 2 AM, Pacific Time.
||[Oct. 1st, 2004|02:00 am]
In life, as an individual or a society, we are not shameful to expect the best.
It seems to be human nature to desire a better life. Whether or not you watch television (by default, I don't), you may see the well-to-do and wonder why you cannot have a better life.
Life is very much a moment-to-moment existence. Hard work has a part in success . . . luck, as I continue to observe, has just as much a part of the outcome.
The next time you doubt yourself, reconsider. The next time you wonder why you busted your ass for zero result, consider the alternatives of not busting it . . . it is very possible that if you didn't work hard, you might have been in a far worse state at the current moment.
While it seems okay to me to think that it could be much worse, at the same time, it seems damaging to me to look back and regret.
Part of human life is based on learning through mistake. We experience pain when something cuts our flesh. Our brains are wired to learn best, seemingly, by learning through pain.
Why look back and think negatives on your own personal action? Guilt is part of human existence, but asking for it in heaping loads by excessive regret is a good way to never be able to enjoy.
I find my words hard to accept at times. My own life seems most muddled to me. However, I try not to forget my accomplishments, even though I'm growing older . . . I experience much failure. I'm a perfectionist. I'm also an addictive personality. Part of this may be for you, but it is also a self-directed set of words . . . I do like to share, but I realize that I can use this advice as much as you could.