It’s interesting how counterintuitive “letting things go” is. We’re not meant to let things go. We’re meant to sort things. We’re meant to take responsibility for things. We’re meant to have an impact on the world around us and shape it.
I once quoted, I think Steve Jobs, about wanting to make a dent in the world and somebody rightly pointed out that maybe the world didn’t want a dent made in it. And this, I increasingly believe, is the problem.
Too many people are trying to shape the world into something they think it should be. So many people are making a dent in the world that it is looking decidedly battered and bruised.
Rather than trying to make everything outside us conform to how we think it should be, what if we turned inwards and started dealing with our own demons, sorting out our own shit, before we start projecting it onto other people?