making mistakes - quotes and descriptions to inspire creative writing
The greatest mistakes you ever make are when you only use see thing through the lens of your own need. To really mature, to be the kind of person who makes life better for others, you must see through the lens of their need too. You can view history this way too, what did the conquers think of themselves and how did it work out for the native populations? Isn't capitalism this way? A mechanism to grab and centralise resources no matter the harm done to others? Love enables our empathy, it allows us this view from the needs of others and gives the ability to make better choices for everyone.
You’re probably feeling like you know me by now, getting a feeling for who I am, what my background might be. But you don’t know, not really. I’ll tell you things about me later on, things no-one else knows just to show you that I’ve made mistakes too, that I can get angry, feel vengeful and hate. I’ll show you my own darkness. I haven’t been “fully awake” since childhood, that’s over twenty years of “sleeping,” plenty of time to make mistakes, have regrets. I still make errors in fact, but I’m learning to reduce them bit by bit. Knowing more doesn’t make you perfect, on the contrary, it shows you just how imperfect you are and how much there is to work on. But I digress, as is in my nature, I was about to make an introduction of sorts… but you look like you want to ask a question.
Found in Are you awake yet? - first draft, authored by .