The testament of a broken man

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Instead of mentors, I chose bad influences.

Instead of positive role models, I sought and cherished the misguided.

Instead of inspiration, I longed for instruction.

Instead of facing life boldly, I cowered in fear.

Instead of facing fear, I hid it in arrogance.

By focusing on a goal, I missed the journey.

Instead of loving as a father, I wanted love as a father.

Instead of supporting as a husband, I wanted support as a husband.

Instead of friends, I wanted disciples.

By concentrating on self, I missed connections.

Instead of an open mind, I chose to be opinionated.

Instead of compassion, I delivered scorn.

Instead of protecting the weak, I sided with the strong.

Instead of integrity, I threw away my moral compass.

I am lost.