Making a change means acknowledging the difference making the change earlier would have made

From Existential Psychotherapy by Irvin Yalom:

‘To decide to change would entail accepting existential guilt‘

Change can often be good & powerful, but the existential guilt is often too powerful for all of us at different times in our lives. Better to make no change and avoid having to deal with the truth.

Quote Post: Superette

"I'm gonna die
I don't know why
Never killed nothing
Never hurt no one"

— Lyrics from Killer Clown by Superette

Story Post: We are naturally insecure

Quote Post: Steve Jobs

Remembering that I’ll be dead soon is the most important tool I’ve ever encountered to help me make the big choices in life. Because almost everything — all external expectations, all pride, all fear of embarrassment or failure — these things just fall away in the face of death, leaving only what is truly important. Remembering that you are going to die is the best way I know to avoid the trap of thinking you have something to lose. You are already naked. There is no reason not to follow your heart.

― Steve Jobs
Quote taken from Steve Jobs’ 2005 Stanford University Commencement address

Quote Post: Carl Sagan

One of the saddest lessons of history is this: If we’ve been bamboozled long enough, we tend to reject any evidence of the bamboozle. We’re no longer interested in finding out the truth. The bamboozle has captured us. It’s simply too painful to acknowledge, even to ourselves, that we’ve been taken. Once you give a charlatan power over you, you almost never get it back.

― Carl Sagan

Quote Post: Socrates

Be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a hard battle. ― Socrates

Story Post: How I know death anxiety is important