As a child I never felt or was told I could do anything.
So I didn’t believe I could.
As adolescent and adult I’ve learned to function in this world which tells us so many things we can’t do because we aren’t rich enough, smart enough, attractive enough, connected enough – or we weren’t born into the right time, right place or to the right parents from the right kind of family background …
Very little of what we encounter in the modern adult world supports what we are capable of compared with what puts us in place with, reminders of what we aren’t capable of. If you don’t believe me – check statistics for people, companies, banks, economies and politicians who fail, who walk away from life’s challenges defeated, tails between their legs like a defeated dejected puppy …
We don’t worry about survival in a real jungle of dangers, most of us don’t have to scrounge for our meal or sleep without roofs. Most of us live far better than large portions of our fellow earthlings.
So what prevents us from doing more, daring more, caring more – from stretching beyond our very comfortable zones?
There are no rules. Few laws – legal kind, laws of nature (physics, math, chemistry), in-laws and outlaws.
Mostly, we have freedom.
From choices, we make decisions (often with consequences we never imagined) or make no decision – which insulates us from nothing. That simply means we let others determine our life rather than having satisfaction of directly our own life …
We are all capable at succeeding at far more than we are likely to fail at.
written / published from Calgary, AB
morning walk: 9C/49F, sunny (and afternoon storms predicted again, calm – eerily silent, fantastic walk marred only by that tiding of magpies we encountered who seemed to be taunting each other as much as they were taunting Gusta
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