We should probably stop right here. Not because I’m going to go on about how amazing this is or how it has everything to do with my life, but because this is a piece that should not be missed. It is a reminder that even if we do everything right, we will still make mistakes and our actions will carry us away from the life that we want to live. A self-aware life is one that is aware of where we are and what we are doing.
The fact that we may act unwisely but do so in order to make a positive impact on our life is not a bad thing. We need to stop and think about our actions before we do them. It is our actions that make us who we are. A life that is aware of where we are and what we are doing is one that can help us to better know what to do when we fail, and how to avoid it as well.
In my own life, I’ve made a lot of bad decisions, and I often feel bad about them. However, some of them have been intentional and the result of a much better rational thought process than I was able to have in the past. I believe that there are many people out there that would be more or less likely to do the same if they had the chance.
The best way to avoid mistakes is to think about your actions in a way that you wouldn’t have done without some conscious thought. If you’re a kid and you throw a rock at your brother’s face, you’re not going to come to terms with that decision without some kind of internal dialogue.
Another way to avoid mistakes is to be aware that you are making a mistake. By the time we’re in our 40s, we’ve become so comfortable with the status quo that we don’t have to question our actions. We’ve grown accustomed to being who we are, and thus we are never in those moments where we have to stop and question our actions.
The problem is that when we are in those moments, we dont get to question our actions. We are not in that “moment” when we ask the kids whether or not they hit their brother, or if they were really being serious the other time. Instead we are still in our 20s with our friends, making big decisions, and with our kids.
We are in those moments when we have the right to question and change our actions. We have the right to say “I was going to do this, and I was going to do this, but I found out I was wrong.” We have the right to say “I was going to do something, and I decided that I was going to do it.” We have the right to be angry and not act, and instead we act.
We have the right to be angry and act, but we don’t. We act because we are angry. If we are angry, then we are acting. In that moment, we are acting. If we don’t act, then we are not acting. There is a big difference.
This is a great article. I love it, especially the part where you give examples of how not to be angry. This is an essential lesson for anyone who wants to be a responsible person in life.
This is a good lesson, but I don’t want to be a responsible person. I don’t want to be a responsible person because I’m not a responsible person. I’m a fuckup who never has any control over what happens. I take my anger out on those around me. I feel the need for attention, and I want that attention and I want it from someone. But I can’t have that from someone I don’t know.