Someone I know recently apologized to me for being weak.
I asked her: why?
Why would you need to apologize for that?
A person is only is strong or as weak as they are capable of being in that moment.
So much of our lives is spent directing hatred against ourselves.
In life, you can never do better than your best. If you're weak in one specific instance, it's because of factors outside of your control. Everything in your life led up to that moment of weakness, and you could turn back the clock a hundred times, and you'd get the same faltering result.
Regret is a form of self hatred. Dispense with it. See the determinism of this world for what it is. Release yourself from the guilt of weakness, of action, of inaction. See the world as a grand machine, an arrangement of particles tracking forward in time, of which you are only a part. Be at peace with it.
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Bret Easton Ellis