When was the last time your past experiences informed a major decision you’ve made?
People don’t learn from their mistakes the way animals do.
If a cat gets a spankin for leaping on the table, that cat will never go on the table in front of you again.
People- we’re more stubborn.
They tell us not to play with fire, but we like the sound of sizzle.
Or we seem to think, “I am the exception to the rule.”
Somehow the impossible will work out because it’s me, and I can’t conceive otherwise.
It is because we are imperfect that we hold ourselves to this unrealistic ideal.
It is also our imperfection that impulses us to cling to certain experiences and use them as a reference point when setting the bar for normal.
Me- I got offered more hours at work.
I know I badly need that time to study and prepare for my interpreting exams… but I’m afraid that no matter how hard I try, I’ll fail anyway.
I’m a nervous tester.
So I’d rather just take the work opportunity while it lasts.
I’ll probably be overwhelmed in a couple months, but fear unfortunately dictates over reason.
Response to wordpress daily prompt.