Tunnel #15 – One Step beyond the Greatest Failure
Posted on December 24, 2014
Tunnel #15 One step beyond the greatest failure
Those who contemplate suicide, in essence contemplate giving up.
The two saddest words in the English language are: “if only…”
Survivors, those left behind, like myself, can only marvel at the waste of opportunity.
Indeed, if only…
If you think again about the stepping stone entitled “The wood cried out to the chisel”, and you mix that thought with this current tunnel, you will maybe see the point I’m trying to make:
Life at times gives us hell. But that hell carves out great reservoirs of understanding, the ability (if we so choose) to exercise understanding and compassion. Can you really understand pain if you have never been there? Can you really understand loneliness if you have never been there? Can you really understand injustice, if you have never been played like a pawn by a corrupt legal system?
It’s hard to welcome hell. But you know, it’s definitely character building stuff. It’s only with the benefit of hindsight, that we slowly start realizing that the chisel shaped us (painfully) into what we are now. It is only with the benefit of hindsight, that we slowly realize that our greatest success was born out of abject failure, misery and loneliness. Our strengths were forged in the fire.
Last edited by Francis Meyrick on December 24, 2014, 7:40 pm