If you wake up tomorrow and decide that you don’t like the phenomenon of gravity, and then decide you are going to live as if it does not exist, well, some bad things might happen to you. If you are going to hop over from this building to that, with the assumption that gravity does not exist because you don’t like it, you going to get hurt.
As much as you like feeling great and optimistic and desire success, averting from feeling low and embarrassed and vulnerability is like rejecting the phenomenon of gravity. They are part of the package, the package of being a human.
Realize, you don’t become a bad person when you feel envy or you don’t become a weak person when you cry. You are feeling what every other human feels.
The ritual of eating the mixture of jaggery (sweet) and neem leaves (bitter) is in place for the same reason – to practice – embracing it all equally.
I’ve made mistakes, I’ve misspoke, I am sure I will again sometime, but that happens, that’s part of being human in my book. I’m OK with that. I’ve never done it maliciously, ever.
- Curt Schilling
Heartfelt wishes on being human.