I make my own mistakes and if I knew better I'd choose better.
This is incentive to look at how I make choices and try making better choices. To expand my knowledge of life, relationships and the whole world to help with making better choices. Exploring the three types of reality; objective, subjective and inter-subjective.
The way I’ve been doing this is via combination of reading, meditation and dialog. Dialog with willing friends. Testing my understanding and revising where I come up against my mistaken understanding.
I don’t feel like I’m making poor choices, just not ideal, though I think I'm getting better. This gives me insight and understanding in how I get into how to make more optimal choices. If I could improve 1% at a time, in a year or two, I’d see real improvement!
If we knew better, we'd make better choices.
It is not that we are deficient morally or physiologically, it is just a matter of incomplete or incorrect knowledge and experience that leads to making what seems in the moment like a good choice but in fact turns out a poor choice.
To be clear this is true in my experience. I can’t see it not being true everywhere. How can this not be?
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