They say some fools never learn.
However, in my experience, people often become wiser as they mature. The passage of years bring with them a certain circumspect about life, and its consequences.
If this, then that.
For example, if I drink too much tonight, it will hurt too much tomorrow!
The pinnacle of mental maturity kicks in when you notice the end of the line.
There it is looming, 30 years away! Time to get into the box. The show is over.
Ok, maybe forty more years, if you are blessed with good genes and good life habits.
Dame Judi Dench just turned 81, and to celebrate she had tattooed on her wrist the words, Carpe Diem.
Seize the Day! 🙂
We often struggle with change. Indeed, change is hard. Often we really wish to change for the better. A temporary change can sometimes fix things, for awhile. But, human nature being what it is, we revert to our real selves.
It may make us angry, or sad that we can’t seem to effect lasting change. Obstacles and excuses stand in the way of our success.
For a time we may choose to accept our weakness as just the way we are. But, sooner or later we feel sorry for ourselves and forget about why we should be self-accepting.
We want the gold, we want the best, we want healthy minds and bodies free of disease.
We want a beautiful home, beautiful skin, a beautiful life.
Up and down we go, enslaved and at war with ourselves.
We are looking for help. We are always judging and always aware of our lack.
Perhaps now is the time to view our imperfect selves as a work in progress. Breathe deeply. Breathe easier. Be patient and in good time you will see it through!