88 Of 365 (366) For 2012

[ All credit to Mystic Deer, whose lovely picture may be found here. ]

 

“ It is difficult to see ourselves as we are.

 

Sometimes we are fortunate enough to have good friends,

lovers or others

who will do us the good service of telling us the truth about ourselves.

 

When we don’t,

we can so easily delude ourselves,

lose a sense of truth about ourselves,

and our conscience loses power and purpose.

 

Mostly, we tell ourselves what we would like to hear.

We lose our way.”

[ Jon Katz ]

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6 thoughts on “88 Of 365 (366) For 2012

    • Thanks, Anessa 😀 Yeah, it’s pretty deep 🙂

      Isn’t a astonishing how others often can see us more clearly than we can see ourselves? I think it’s got something to do with “having to step back to see the whole picture.” What I mean is, I guess from a distance they can see more of who we are, however we from close up see more details 😉

      There’s a (slightly similar) more humerous quote out there b.t.w. ( I think by my adored Mr. Twain) – it goes something like: A true friend will stab you in the chest 😉
      (Actually come to think of it, that sounds more like the equally adorable Mr. Wilde, but who knows)

      – I know it’s a bit different, but to me it has the same essence of “being honest to true friends” (and yourself) 🙂

    • I think so, f.p.p. … . It’s rough being honest with yourself sometimes – it seems that it’s a lot harder to admit faults to oneself first and then admiting them to others is easy ( probably b/c once you’ve figured something out about yourself most people close to you have already know it for ages 😉 )

      – Thank you for your comment (and compliment 😉 ): Really made me think 🙂

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