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Honestly Facing Human Frailties
Oh the freedom of honestly facing one's human frailties!
To understand my musings here, it might help if I told you that I was reared to be a perfectionist. If I did not perform perfectly, I expected to be in trouble...
I cried recently. I was feeling defensive, but took the more humble route of self-deprecation. Then, my superior reached down to lift me up instead of beating me while I was down!
What I noticed immediately thereafter was a sense of freedom from false guilt and useless self-castigation. All the facts of my mistake(s) were still true, but my attitude about it changed for the better. Yes, I was still responsible, but now I could live with it and move forward.
Do not tell me a man should not cry! That was part of the process of coping and recovering from what could have been a mountain of trouble on the job. Instead, it became more of a "bump in the road" on the journey towards greater maturity.
--- Old Warrior
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8/Jun/2017, 8:51 pm
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