The six (6) mistakes people make

I haven’t been writing a whole lot this month. For the life of me, I couldn’t figure out the source of my latest bout with writer’s block. But then, out of the blue, I learned about the Cicero’s six (6) mistakes poeple make and I figured out what’s been limiting my capability to write.

In reading about Cicero’s six (6) mistakes (listed below):

  1. Believing that one person can profit by crushung another
  2. Worrying about things they can’t change
  3. Insisting that something is impossible simply because they themselves can’t do it; because they themselves can’t conceive how such a thing can be accomplished
  4. Holding fast to trivial pride, preference, and prejudice
  5. Not continuing to learn and hone their minds, particularly by not reading and studying
  6. Consistently and insistintly attempting to compel others to believe and live as they themselves do

I realized that I’ve been discouraged in sensing that people do tend to make these mistakes; plus, I saw that perhaps I’ve been making mistakes 2., 5., and 6. I do tend to worry about things I can’t change, I have been remiss about honing my mind, and I certainly have tried to compel others to believe that abusing substances is an unhealthy thing to do. Not only have I made these mistakes, but I’ve allowed people’s tendency towards inertia to interfere with my own work and mission.

I recognize these mistakes, every day, and I find it disappointing that people will not learn more such that they can eliminate various sources of suffering from their lives. But, in spite of my disappointment, I realize that I can’t stop writing any more than I can stop breathing. As an educator, it is my duty to provide information such that people who want to learn can do so. I can’t say for certain that this bout of writer’s block is behind me, but I can say that I’m not going to make mistake five anymore.