Neither your ‘best’ defines you…nor your ‘worst’!
…All they help identify is your ‘range’, but not your nature. Thus, a mistake you committed, a relationship you messed up, an exam you flunked, a decision that backfired, or an opportunity you missed cannot define you. But still a lot of people tend to build their perception of themselves around that one-odd event or phase. Well! While it is okay for someone else to use them to form your image, it is a grave error to let that define your identity in your own eyes.
Yes! Peaks – whether negative or positive – are not representative. In fact they are often misleading. As a result, I often come across people who have either not forgiven themselves for something in the past or are still under a hangover of a bygone glory. They continue to drag a tomb or an emblem in their subconscious that weighs them down heavily as they walk ‘in’ present…‘towards’ future. Eventually, it affects everything about their life – the pace, the direction and the motivation.
The truth is that we could never grow out of childhood fascination for angels and demons. Thus, we either create them in stories…or yearn to spot them in others or ourselves.
Well! How about just staying humans – flawed, random and…full of contradictions. 🙂