Pride and Accomplishment
Don’t let your pride get in the way of you getting things done.
I have been working out of the library recently. My son is in a half day camp and it’s easier to work in the library than it is to drive home and back. But I don’t always get my work done. Sometimes I talk to people. One day a homeless vet decided I was safe enough to poor his heart out to. He seems like a really good guy despite his tears.
Why is he homeless? Well, like most of us he fell on hard times. This is a man who served his country and did things that he isn’t proud of. He clearly has trauma and guilt related to his service in Vietnam.
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Constructing an Ethical System from Scratch
Becoming and adult when no one teaches you how.
I don’t know about you, but I feel like a fraud. A lot. Mentally, I’m still 12 years old. When my son’s friends are in the house, I have to remind myself, wait – I’m the adult here. How the heck did that happen?
At the ripe old of age of 48 – I should have my sh*t together already. And mostly I do. Actually, I’ve pretty much been functioning well now for almost my entire adult life.
I was lucky – I had parents who helped me develop a good ethical system and who taught me how to think and make good decisions based on that ethical system so that when I’ve had to make decisions on my own, I’ve done a pretty good job of it. So while I might feel like a 12 year old fraud pretending to be an adult, the reality is I’m a pretty good adult.
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