Philosophy Moment

A friend and I were talking today about a mutual acquaintance, and she brought up some of the curve balls life had thrown his way, some of the mistakes he had made. She felt unsure as to whether or not she should bring them up, because I might think less of him down the road.

I thought she knew me better than that.

People make mistakes in their lives. I’ve made mistakes. It’s how people learn from those mistakes and grow from them that matters, that defines their character, not that they made the mistake in the first place. What matters to me is not who a person was but who they are today, and who they want to be.

Published by Allyn

A writer, editor, journalist, sometimes coder, occasional historian, and all-around scholar, Allyn Gibson is the writer for Diamond Comic Distributors' monthly PREVIEWS catalog, used by comic book shops and throughout the comics industry, and the editor for its monthly order forms. In his over ten years in the industry, Allyn has interviewed comics creators and pop culture celebrities, covered conventions, analyzed industry revenue trends, and written copy for comics, toys, and other pop culture merchandise. Allyn is also known for his short fiction (including the Star Trek story "Make-Believe,"the Doctor Who short story "The Spindle of Necessity," and the ReDeus story "The Ginger Kid"). Allyn has been blogging regularly with WordPress since 2004.

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