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Me in Three
I like acting in villain roles in community theater productions and in my job too ( e.g. change agents are often seen as villains to those who don't want change.) There are some interesting lessons one can learn by playing various types of villains as most are trying to create a better world ( albeit for themselves in most cases) by forcing rapid change in the status quo.
There is no greater teacher than your body or that of a loved one when it suffers a major failure. Having my hip replaced and being somewhat unable to completely care for myself (even for a short amout of time) and having to provide that level of care for my Mother helped me better understand the need for change in a world where this type of existence is the norm for many children and adults. It puts whining about your missed putts or traffic backups into sharp perspective.
Don Juan was wrong; at least for our era. It all matters "and there's the rub". Everything you do changes something for you and for others. God (or whatever higher being you believe in ) just doesn't always let you control your actions and their impacts or even allow you to know what all of the impacts are. So maybe something like "be picky about what and who matters enough to you to give complete dedication and energy to" is healthier advice for today's 24/7 wired-in, stressed-out world.
Stories, Hacks, & Barriers
Groundbreaking ideas and practices from Greg Cripple