Maybe we used to be monkeys, maybe we weren't. Regardless, I can't deny what I live and feel every day, week and month. Over time, I just evolve! By evolve, I mean that I continue to live my life in a way that I feel fits best for me based on what I've experienced and learned. We learn from our own mistakes and (I feel) are expected to change our behaviors and thoughts so they don't happen again. As much as we sometimes want to, we can't control the ones around us, only our own choices.
I guess I'm rambling, but I have so many ideas and feelings running around my brain that I can't seem to narrow them to a cohesive train of thought, so instead, I'll spew them all out around the same topic.
So, thought one. I'll be the first to admit and apologize for my mistakes and misgivings. I may not be the first one to recognize them, but when someone points them out to me, I'll do my best to own up it and make it better, if I can. However, I will not apologize for choices and actions that others think I should do or say. See above, we are in charge of our own selves.
Which brings me to thought two. In order to be in charge of my own actions, I need to be educated (as do others). We all do this in different ways. I choose to surround myself with literature and people that I feel can best inform my thoughts and actions. The literature and people that surround me evolve over time as my own evolution takes place.
My final thought has to do with my naivety. I guess my only comment in this area is that I can only control and perceive what is within my own realm. I don't read minds, don't want to. And I'm not going to apologize for that either. :)
More negative than usual, sorry. I hope y'all have a great week.