Bertrand Russel said he “would rather be mad with the truth than sane with lies”. While I hope I won’t have to deal with those extremes, I do believe that I would rather be unhappy with the truth than naively happy with lies. In that vein, Today’s Perfect Moment was one of brutal truth.
While I heard some harsh criticisms of my skill set, I think I needed to hear them. I had already suspected that people felt that way, but had tried to let me down easy. Perhaps I could have carried on obliviously happy had I not known, but since I suspected it, I would rather confront the truth. How can you overcome your shortcomings if you don’t know what they are?
It is tough to pick a painful moment as a perfect one, but upon reflection, I feel strongly that it has to be done. I certainly wouldn’t have considered it a perfect moment when it happened, but I recognize it for what it is. It is an opportunity to do something.