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Trusting myself

I've had occasion lately to reconsider many of my past choices, and I've come to the conclusion that all of my major regrets in life stem from wishing I had made an important choice or commitment at an earlier age than I actually did. And in just about every case, I'd had an impulse to make the choice that I ultimately did, but was afraid to act on it, or got talked out of it, or tried it, got scared, and backed out.

Okay, there's one exception, involving a choice I flat out wish I'd made differently... but having followed through on another impulse at an earlier age would have made that one unnecessary. And would have kept the two "biggest rocks" in my life from having happened in the wrong order.

I'm just glad that I've had the opportunity and the wisdom to have a "do over" in each case. Except the one choice I wish I could reverse, but we'll wind up mitigating that one anyway.


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Nov. 24th, 2009 03:15 pm (UTC)
Better call again, when time permits. Need more info. If you don't mind sharing, that is.
Nov. 24th, 2009 03:21 pm (UTC)
Re: Yep,
Will do!
Nov. 24th, 2009 06:06 pm (UTC)
er, I think I know what you're talking about here. maybe?
Nov. 24th, 2009 06:16 pm (UTC)

You've discovered that Java has been cheating on you, and you're returning to Python?

The wonderful thing about the American personal myth is that it's full of do-overs. (Canadians have a more Calvinist view of fate, where you always get what you deserve.)

Here's hoping that all your choices are the right ones, no matter how long it takes for that to be true.
Nov. 24th, 2009 09:59 pm (UTC)
Ruby. Or Scheme. And yes, I know they will be. :-)
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