There will be no one like us when we are gone, but then there is no one like anyone else, ever. When people die, they cannot be replaced. They leave holes that cannot be filled, for it is the fate - the genetic and neural fate - of every human being to be a unique individual, to find his own path, to live his own life, to die his own death.
“Psychology has falsified love as surrender and altruism, while it is an appropriation or a bestowal following from a super-abundance of personality. Only the most complete persons can love. The depersonalized and objective are the worst lovers. This also applies to love of God or the fatherland. One must be rooted in oneself.”
—F. Nietzsche, The Will to Power, §296 (edited excerpt).
Wisdom is the instantaneous recognition that a crisis is a blessing, and even greater wisdom recognizes that blessings can also trigger a crisis. When we truly understand that, we’re less likely to be upset about difficulties or elated about opportunities; we remain centered no matter what happens around us. That is one of the secrets of self-mastery.
John Demartini, The Breakthrough Experience (pg 12)
I used to think I couldn’t be the way that I am, because I am able to accept responsibility for my actions. But then I started to think about it, and realised that I don’t. Not really.
I will apologise when I can see that my actions have caused harm, if it suits me to say sorry. Sometimes I may be bored of a fight I caused, so I’ll apologise. This doesn’t mean I accept responsibility. I still believe the other person is in the wrong, truly, but I’m able to say sorry.
I do this subconsciously and have managed to trick myself into believing I’m a better person than I am because I adapt to other people and situations without really thinking about it anymore.