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June 4, 1977

Who said our job is to proceed towards flawlessness?

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Anyone who read a single post I wrote and wants to judge me based on that doesn’t ponder enough.

As if nobody ever changed their attitude or opinion on certain things. As if we were unable to deepen our knowledge / improve our awareness. As if we were unable to improve. As if we were unable to be more loving (understanding).

The mere fact that I had this idea / thought today and I didn’t have it yesterday means there are many ideas / thoughts I will still have. Only the people who read that one piece and saw flaw in it and jumped to conclusions don’t realize it. They don’t factor in that people’s perspectives can change and that their understanding / awareness can further improve.

If I said something that wasn’t thought through they will say that I’m an idiot, that I should stop producing etc. I don’t care because even if what I produced and put out was a flawed creation their current logic (the assumption that everything is fixed) is screwed up. They don’t know how stupid it is to judge other people based on what they already know about them. Even if it’s a lot. There is more to come. There is the part they don’t know about them.

If my yesterday’s post was a complete rubbish and my today’s post is a work of a genius what am I?

We’re works in progress. All of us.

And who said we should always proceed towards flawlessness? Why not proceed towards displaying our ignorance again? Why not proceed towards possibly making our next blunder? Why not proceed towards possibly having our next failure? And learn. But without this ludicrous aspiration (which often ends up being our biggest obstacle) of trying to prove to the world that we’re flawless, that we’re blunder-proof.

The truth is nobody is blunder-proof, and nobody ever will be. Actually there is one exception - people who never open their mouths or publish their thoughts / opinions, and who let others make all the decisions in their lives so that they could later say that it wasn’t their fault. But aren’t those people the biggest losers in the whole universe?

Great wisdom doesn’t come down to knowing and being certain.

Great wisdom comes down to being aware of your potential ignorance, assuming that despite all those years of learning there will be something you don’t know yet, and that everything you already know might be rubbish.