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#18

06 Jan

As you get older, you’ll discover parts of yourself that you don’t like, aren’t comfortable with, or wish were different. Chances are, many of them you won’t be able to change. All you can do with those is understand them, accept them if you can, and make damn sure the bad ones don’t get out unless you really need them to. But never fret over them. You’re no less for knowing your dark as well as your light.

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Posted by on January 6, 2016 in My Father's Life Tips

 

2 responses to “#18

  1. Druidic Cat

    January 8, 2016 at 11:35

    depends on what the bits are tho…

    i think CBT helps sort out past wounds, as with many self knowledge and personal development stuff, often awareness and knowing is the key first step to actually being able to change, IF you want to. I think many folks as they get older can be less bothered about the effort involved if they haven’t already been doing self awareness/development stuff.

    Of course the people least in need of change are often the ones who fret more (tho that can be their needed change) and those who have real nasty problems often don’t fret (or care or make an effort)

    For me a large part of the purpose of life is to know ourselves, and the world around us, and to grow accordingly. I don’t plan on stopping growing and learning any time before i die (and what happens afterwards remains to be seen).

     
  2. thesilentjudge

    January 8, 2016 at 11:51

    “Chances are, many of them you won’t be able to change.” Ergo, there are some that can be changed. I think that is where the opening of your comment applies.

    Yup, some people who badly need to fret over their personalities don’t feel the need. Met a few like that. Some were fun. Most weren’t.

    And I wholeheartedly agree that one must never stop learning, lest growth stagnate or fail. I believe Confucius has the right of it: “It does not matter how slowly you go so long as you do not stop.”

     

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