Someone once told me, “don’t let a mistake become a problem.” In other words, if you fuck up, own it and fix it before your fuck-ups define your character. I’ve always believed this, and yet I am starting to believe I’ve had it backwards this whole time.
Problems are man-made, too. They’re deficits in character that we only deem true when we compare ourselves to an arbitrary standard, or when we compare ourselves to arbitrary people close in proximity to us. Comparisons kill. Expectations are hell.