Thursday, July 20, 2023

Knowing the Bad Good Things

Much of the advice in life involves shunning the bad things: Don't do this. Avoid that.

The message is to stay on the straight and narrow. Don't slip into the ditch or the abyss.

What is missed, however, is advice on what to do when good things become dangerous:

  • Too much patience.
  • Too much kindness.
  • Too much study.
  • Too much diligence.
  • Too much toil.
  • Too much tolerance.
  • Too much analysis.
  • Too much guidance.
The list can be lengthy and the problems are well-disguised as virtues. They can lurk near the very center of that straight and narrow path.

They deserve greater study.

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