Curtesy to living beyond early 30’s is your ability to dig behavioral patterns from your own life.
Patterns that have brought you good experiences and ones that didn’t.
Excited, yet self-aware, you tread on carefully. You want to overcome shortcomings, the ones that might have brought you unpleasantness one way or the other. Yet, you want to experience whatever you are experiencing in a raw, fresh and free-to-go way. The experience, the situation or the person owes you that much.
Actually, you owe it to yourself even more.
Life isn’t about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself. -George Bernard Shaw
Is it really? Are we in a perpetual self-creation process? When does it stop? Or is it on going? maybe that what keeps us going? Saying this time it will be different, this time i know better?
One thing I was lucky I realized early on in my adult life, is my need to live a life with no regrets. It has kept me in check at all times. How I dealt with people, obstacles and situations at large. That if anything comes out of my life, it should be anything but bitterness about stuff i should have said or unsaid, done or didn’t.
Another thing, is to value the experience. Whatever it is. That the experience can be an end to its self. Not the means to an end.
The conversation continues, trying to create a new you, a better you, with the foundation of who you already are and what makes you who you are.