May 22, 2014 A Brutal Truth


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.


About Anthony

I am: equal parts rebel, romantic and shockingly average Joe. a writer trapped inside of an ESL teacher's body. an introverted attention seeker. a teacher who hopes one day to be called "Captain, my Captain." an intellectual who can do some very dumb things. a person whose Japan experience, despite being so long ago, still exerts a strong influence upon him. a lover of books, music, beer, hockey and Pizza.
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