Accept realism and give up idealism

From Ozodi Osuji’s Daily Journal:

YOU HAVE THE FREEDOM TO DO AS YOU LIKE AND TAKE THE CONSEQUENCES OF YOUR ACTION

     Every action has effects, consequences, good or bad. You have the freedom to do whatever you want to do and must take the consequences of your action. You should not blame other people for the consequences of your action or inaction.

IT IS WRONG TO BLAME OTHER PEOPLE AND IT IS WRONG TO BLAME YOU FOR THE BAD THINGS IN YOUR LIFE; WHAT ONE SHOULD DO IS TRY TO SOLVE THE PROBLEMS FOR WHICH ONE BLAMES OTHER PEOPLE OR ONE’S SELF

TO THINK ABOUT OTHER PEOPLE LIKING OR NOT LIKING YOU GIVES YOU ANXIETY AND TENSION SO DO NOT THINK ABOUT WHAT OTHER PEOPLE THINK OF YOU, NOT EVEN A LITTLE BIT

MY BODY IS IN DISTRESS MOST OF THE TIME AND THAT LED ME TO USE IMAGINATION TO COME UP WITH IDEAL BODY THAT IS NOT PAINED AND IDEALISM BECAME A WAY OF LIFE

      I remember when I was six years old and an uncle carried me on the front part of his bicycle, I had to sit with my legs straddled around the frame between the seat and the handlebar. I felt pain on my buttocks and thighs throughout the couple of miles ride. The same thing happened when another uncle gave me a ride in a similar manner.

     I developed fear of been carried on that part of bicycle and would not allow myself to be given a lift on a bicycle unless it is on the back of it where there is a flat seat for folks to sit on.

      The specific configuration of my body made my body feel aches and pain from many things in my world. That pain led me to develop wishes for a body that is less pained.

     From those wishes I developed idealism, the tendency to desire for my body and ego to change and be better, become perfect; nothing in the physical world is good enough for me.

     Since things are not going to change and become perfect it follows that I became frustrated.

     You must accept things as they are, if they cause you pain then find a way to ameliorate that pain on you, but things are not going to change to make you feel that the world is a perfect place; the world is not ever going to become perfect, so deal with that reality.

Ozodi Osuji

October 20, 2021

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