I once had a conversation with a very interesting person, I was telling him about something I had done and I didn’t regret (it wasn’t something to regret about, but it was something I wouldn’t do again) and he said “you should not regret anything!!!!” And why not? Regreting something is not bad, it doesn’t make you look weak or ald fashion or whatever… I think people nowadays life a very light way, flying over people and things like if they could get infected with some type of strange disease of kindness or humanity.
Life is like an apple pie, you have the sponge cake, the compote and finally apple slices on top. If you just have the sponge cake and the compote, the pie is good, but when you add the apple on top its AMAZING. Sometimes it can happen that a little seed comes across and you choke, and you have a bad moment, but you spit, and some people decide to no try the pie again, just in case, but other people forget about the seed and keep enjoying cake, it can happen again but you can learn to avoid it or whatever.
Apple slices are the thing you need, in my opinion, to have the complete life experience, as I said, pie with just the two first layers is good, and cutting slices is hard and something you could skip because you already have a good pie, but come on…don’t you want the EXCELLENT VERSION?!!!! It’s a bit harder to achieve but it’s totally worth it (at least for me)
A lot of people will laugh at you and your slices, and some of us may fall to social pressure, because it’s not easy to stay firm sometimes, but if you stick to it, not only will you have the best pie, buy all thos slice-less people, while laughing at you on the outside, will secretly cry for you delicious and complete pie.
I am a pro slice person, and as I said it’s hard but it’s totally gratifying to be myself. If I didn’t love apple pie I would go out every weekend, get drunk and wake up in a stranger s bed, I wouldn’t go to church every Sunday, I wouldn’t wake up at 8:00 am every morning to draw and I wouldn’t wear garter belts, I would just be one more, and that doesn’t sound fun to me.
I am not saying that the people who don’t cut slices are living their lives in a wrong way, this is what works for me and I think that what is good (or bad) for one person doesn’t work the same way for another, but in any case you shouldn’t miss respect yourself or anyone else.
Going back to the regret things I think everyone should have a “moral code” to live through (I actually think everybody has one but just don’t know it or don’t want to admit it) (It’s something that comes with us and that unconsciouly we go shapping), as a great man once said «try to be a really good person, because then you’ve got some moral there to pitch against the evils that most stories are about» (Ian McCaig, Artist Interview with Iain McCaig, Bobby Chiu Youtube chanel) (I really recommend the whole interview, every word this guy says is a lesson for life and art)
I don’t say insubstantial people or things are not necessary or good I myself have insubstantial days and feel great because as I said you need balance and you can’t be always expect the deepest of everyone and anything, that’s really boring you just have to know how to play around. Things also come with time and experience, those are the real shapers.
I won’t extend much more because I might be going too intense I just want you to know that I’m not afraid of falling in love, crying, compromise, being happy, working hard, recovering from “ugly” experiences and looking forward, because with all its ups and downs I love life.
Until next post! (Or not)