No getting around it, it’s hard to take responsibility.
People very close to me called me a radicalised, conspiracy theorist during Covid for having a different opinion.
Others quipped “Oh, I’ve noticed you always take the differing opinion.” Nope, I just do my own thinking.
Most don’t think – it’s too fucking dangerous to do your own thinking, you’ll get cast out of the group and no one will countenance you anymore. Well, it’s said that “if you don’t have anything nice to say about anyone, don’t say anything at all.”
I say, “if you don’t automatically agree with what everyone else says, come sit by me.”
If you want a truly successful life, you have to be able to think for yourself and you have to acknowledge your involvement in what’s happened to you.
Whether you believe it or not, you make choices all the time and you must own them.
How did I get involved with this person?
Why did this thing happen to me?
What could I have done differently there that would have had a better outcome?
Ask good questions.
Be radically self-determined.
No one is going to live your life like you will – be your own boss.