“The best revenge is to be unlike him who performed the injury.”
~ Marcus Aurelius
I have always thought vengeance to be the most perfect validation of tabula rasa. When we are born into this world, we know nothing of dissent; yet as we grow, our ideals and values are a reflection of our experiences and the experiences of others. What we see and experience in our journey through life shapes how we perceive people, and how we act when placed in familiar situations.
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“Perfectionism is self-abuse of the highest order.”
~ Anne Wilson Schaef
Today was a warm, sunny Saturday morning. Even the birds sung their favourite songs, just as the sun dawned above my open window. Perfect — this is the kind of stuff you dream about during the dark, numbing mornings of winter.
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“You must trust and believe in people, or life becomes impossible.”
~ Anton Chekhov
Street signs. Guide dogs. A white cane. Guidance is everywhere; it is a vital organ in the system that propels us forward and keep the wheels of life turning in our favour. Without guidance, one is left to traverse his path without a map, leaving every decision to blind fate.
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“The gods envy us. They envy us because we’re mortal, because any moment may be our last. Everything is more beautiful because we are doomed. You will never be lovelier than you are now. We will never be here again.”
~ Troy (2004)
Uncertainty is something I’ve never handled well; in fact, uncertainty is one of my biggest fears. However recently in the last month, life has taught me to embrace it with open arms, turning something uncomfortable and consuming into something powerful and beyond words. There is a peculiar beauty in uncertainty, something only a conscious mortal can truly comprehend; this revelation has given me a new found appreciation for the unknown.
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