WHAT I KNEW / WHAT I KNOW
Sunday Apr. 8, 2018
If I knew what I know today, would I have done what I did yesterday?
Or last year? Or twenty years ago?
If I knew what I know now, would I have done what I did then?
Asking this about a day, or decade, do answers change?
Looking back, reviewing experiences – not to alter our take on things in some revisionist exercise, but to be really honest with ourselves, can we learn anything productive?
Just self-flagellation, or self-pity?
Is there some mid-point between beating ourselves up and feeling sorry for ourselves – that point of understanding what was, who we were and how we saw (or failed to see) things ‘back then’?
Looking forward, do we see things differently?
Or are we as likely to be blind?
Or maybe we get blind-sided by seeing the light …