Understanding life

August 25, 2009 at 9:34 pm Leave a comment

You understand backwards,
but have to live ahead
making those decisions
with a tiny touch of dread.

Soren Kirkegaard once said:
“You can only understand life when you look back,
but it has to be lived going forward.”

It’s not so bad to make a mistake. What’s really dumb is to make no decision — for fear of being stupid/making the wrong decision. Been there, done that.


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