It seems impossible to live without hurting people. 'That's because it is.' - Matt Haig (Midnight Library) No person exists without creating a perception of hurt in someone else. Cut yourself some slack next time when you unwillingly hurt somebody.
The deepest urge in human nature is the desire to be important - John Dewey ...and the things we do to make ourselves seem important.. None is immune to it and we all channelize this desire through various actions, some by playing their speakers too loud (as my neighbor right now is doing), some by gathering 'yes' men around them, some by creating great works of art that even if not appreciated allows them to take pride in, some by waging a war. Humans are driven to harm them
A gift comes to you through no action of your own, free, having moved toward you without your beckoning. It is not a reward; you cannot earn it, or call it to you, or even deserve it. And yet it appears. Your only role is to be open-eyed and present. Gifts exist in a realm of humility and mystery—as with random acts of kindness, we do not know their source. - Robin Wall Kimmerer We often marr the beautiful gifts life has to offer by our thinking. We think, what is the source