April 26th, 2023 – 1,673

“Write about a time when you didn’t take action but wish you had. What would you do differently?”

I can’t answer this one, not from any self censorship perspective, but because it fundamentally contradicts the way I look at the world. There is no action from my past I would go back and do differently because I wouldn’t want to risk my life looking any different from how it does now. Are there objectively better paths I could have taken? Yes, without a doubt. But few if any actions create absolute positive ripples with no negative ones, and there would be a cost to doing so. I wouldn’t want to risk the life I now have to make a small and ultimately arbitrary change to what was.

That sounded almost sophisticated. Let me balance that out: I am so damn tired. I just want to sleep. So, I guess I’m going to sleep.