Wash My Hands
Written by M. Brooks, L. Dvoskin, S. Peiken
- " 'Can't you judge me for my love and not mistakes I've made/
I swear by who I am and not by yesterday'
She sees herself as who she is and not what she was,
but the prejudice of others won't let that shine through.
The judgements made have only been based on her mistakes
and not who she really is." Andrea Tung
People do judge us on our actions rather than on who we are.
First impressions really stick, sometimes unfairly. Of course,
it's hard to observe a person's motivations, easy to observe their actions.
We can't do that much about others judging us, but maybe we can try
not to judge others too quickly.
On another level, there's a struggle to truly forgive herself,
even though she wants to go on. Sometimes we can keep whipping ourselves
for mistakes and not be fully able to forgive ourselves. It's one thing
to learn from our mistakes and go on, and quite another to just keep
punishing ourselves over and over.
Look forward, not backward. Hindsight may be 20/20, but a backward focus can be a trap. In driving, you look at where you want to go, and that will be where the car will tend to move. Look to where you want to be in life and you just might get there.
- Making mistakes is an essential part of growth. There are no shortcuts to maturity and character. See your mistakes as stepping stones towards your goals.
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