Physics gives us the concept of inertia, and in physics, inertia is a powerful thing, but I think that as a metaphor, inertia might be the most powerful force in the universe.
I'm fighting against more than 30 years of inertia every day now. Well, not every day... some days it's just too hard, but I really am trying.
Part of that inertia is a tendency to 'let myself off the hook.' This sounds pretty terrible, and it is. It's oddly something that I STRONGLY do not identify with my own self-image, but it's something I do fairly frequently, it would seem.
This is an interesting post.. I started this almost six months ago. And I didn't publish it.. Thus, perpetuating the problem I was identifying. Man.. I have some serious damage control to do.