By Cort Johnson in Health Rising.
when you get it right
you pass it on… Gary Snyder
When things go wrong, the “If only I had known! “, “If only I could have that back!” mantra shows up in spades.
Of course, we all make mistakes – major mistakes – that we wish we could have avoided.
False assumptions or expectations are often the culprit. We didn’t realize we were playing with a bad hand, didn’t see that train coming down the tracks. Basically we missed or didn’t know something.
We thought “this cold will go away”, “I can trust my doctor”, “Doing “X” surely won’t hurt me,” only to find out later that we were wrong. We carried on, sometimes blissfully ignorant of the fact that we were digging ourselves deeper and deeper into some hole.
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