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The butterfly does not hate the caterpillar​

The butterfly does not hate the caterpillar​

I need to let my past go.

A friend watched a recent interview of mine and he noted that I was still “annoyed” with the person I was in the past.

He was right.

This is difficult for me, but I need to thank that guy for getting me where I am today.

Of course, the natural (?) path of action is to be annoyed with that guy. To regret that it took so long to get rid of him. To wonder what he was doing all that time in the way of the me of today.

I get it. I’m pretty sure he’s not asking me to let that guy live, but to let that former self have a place in history. I can refer to him and I don’t have to regret him or be angry with him.

Remember he got me here. Without him, I wouldn’t be who I am today.

So there. I get it. I thank him. I’ll be less hard on him. I don’t have to like him, but I respect him and the decisions he made at that time.

I’m letting him go.

The butterfly does not hate the caterpillar
The butterfly does not hate the caterpillar. [Photo by Ashley Rich on Unsplash\

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