Fundamentally human.

Sorting papers out, I found this little quote.

Despite what you may believe, you can disappoint people and still, be good enough.

You can make mistakes, and still, be capable and talented.

You can let people down and still, be worthwhile and deserving of love.

Everyone has disappointed someone they care about.

Everyone messes up, lets people down, and makes mistakes.

Not because we are inadequate or fundamentally inept, but because we are imperfect and fundamentally human.

Expecting anything different is setting yourself up to failure.”

Daniell Koepke

I think we should remember this every single day. As we may try to be the best versions of ourselves, day in , day out, we still are as the quote says, fundamentally human and we are, at the end of the day  prone to mess up, to disappoint, to make mistakes.

This should be taught to children, so they can embrace their humanity wholeheartedly, they can be perfectly imperfect, fundamentally human.

Also – lest we forget – we should teach masterly lessons on how important it is to recognise our imperfections and act upon them. So we can restore, once more the balancing scales until next time.

P.S. Dear Daniell Koepke, thank you for writing this. Whomever you are, wherever you are.

 

 

 

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Calm…

“Calm your soul…

In time,

Life will explain,

The things that TODAY

Do not make any sense.”

 

calma en el alma

 

I was browsing my social media stream and on the wall of a very dear friend this came up.

After asking permission to borrow it, here it is.

 

Enjoy.

We are born…

“What is life? Thoughts and feelings arise, with or without our will, and we employ words to express them.

We are born, and our birth is unremembered, and our infancy remembered but in fragments; we live on, and in living we lose the apprehension of life.

How vain it is to think that words can penetrate the mystery of  our being!

Rightly used they make evident our ignorance to ourselves, and this is much.

For what are we?”

Percy Bysshe Shelley

“Que es la vida? Pensamientos y sentimientos  surgen, voluntarios o no, y empleamos palabras para expresarlos.

Nacemos, y nuestro nacimiento es olvidado; nuestra infancia recordada de a fragmentos; continuamos viviendo, y en vivir perdemos la aprensión por la vida.

Cuanta vanidad hay en pensar que las palabras pueden penetrar el misterio de nuestro ser!

Bien utilizadas, las palabras pueden hacer evidente la ignorancia hacia nosotros mismos, y esto es mucho.

Qué somos?”                                                                       Percy Bysshe Shelley