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I've been thinking a lot about the impact that we have on the lives around us. Good, bad, direct and indirect. I'm not really one to dwell in the past -- I believe that what is done is done and while you can apologize to those you've harmed and try to make it right, you can't change the past unless you're The Doctor -- but these past few weeks have been a harsh reminder that our actions have honest consequences and results.
Lately, I've been reminded that my assumptions about my ability to influence or touch someone are often 100% wrong. It's a bitter pill for me, I don't like being wrong. Who does, right? There are deeper issues at work here, of course, but what it boils down to is that you know what they say about assumptions. Everyone does. Just because you believe you're leaving no impact doesn't mean that you aren't. Your own issues with self may obscure it, but the fact is that nearly everything you do affects those around you. You are a concrete, very real part of the world around you and the things you say, the choices you make, they are important.
I guess what I'm trying to say is be mindful. Be careful. If you were to look in a mirror right now and see everything you've done reflected back at you, would you like the person you see?
It's a sobering thought.
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