I feel I am finally making progress in understanding myself. Today when I read my blog post, I realized that I have always been asking myself the same question: “Should I do it?” I always wonder if I should do something, such as writing, or translation, or philosophy, before I do it. It’s a pattern.
I ask myself if I should do it, because I am afraid of failure. I fear failure, so I choose to do what I think makes sense. Once I understand my old pattern, however, I can choose to make a different choice. If I had stopped writing when the voice in my head told me “This is pointless.”, I might never have realized this pattern of my behavior. Thus I will do what I feel is right, even if it doesn’t seem to make any sense.