Self-analysis can be crippling, or joyous, depending on which side we see – or reveal.
Not because our facts are different, but our viewpoint changes.
We can only be accountable for being ourselves.
When we self-accuse, so easy to blame every failure as character shortcomings.
When someone else appraises us or praises us, their view is far more approving.
Same facts. Different viewpoints.
Not an indictment.
All flawed, everyone gets ownership – aggregation of everything we’ve done – shortcomings woven within our fabric of strengths, a tapestry/resume hanging there for everyone to see. Our life is our work, all that we’ve produced and every failure we’ve experienced, it all accumulates – compounds in our head like debt on the books …
We are all two-sided, like the coin tossed to make a decision – but it’s just an analogy, not fact. We aren’t coins, and we don’t flip easily. Life is not binary, and few choices are either-or affairs.
On one side, every good thing, every kind deed, each innovative thought, and spontaneous reactions for good and for truth.
On the flip side, every untoward misdeed and mistake, every folly, every ulterior motive. Every time we lied or cheated, every time we took rather than giving, every time we hurt someone, or when we took advantage.
If we’ve come this far, we’ve done more right than most, we’ve got the best chances of our life now because we’ve never before known more, had more experience, had more ideas, and developed more solutions.
Life is full of tactics, strategies, goals, and objectives – finding solutions to problems we haven’t solved yet.
Reopening the schools is an experiment, just as reopening businesses is, only this time we are involving our most precious resource, children. The children will, of course, return home to their caretakers and siblings and I think we will soon know the consequences of this. Let’s all hope this turns out milder than feared. LH, Lethbridge, AB