Old habits die hard, they say.
Indulgence is a very old habit. However much you claim to stay away, however much you ignore...it keeps coming back. It may be a good habit, it may be a bad one.... what matters is, you need it around.
Life is miserable without it. Who are you indulging for after all? For yourself!
You did it in the past, you do it now, you might do it later as well.
But indulgence in an old habit is one thing and not learning from your past is another. You often wonder, that inspite of that bed of roses in the present, why are you still poked by thorns? Thorns and roses were inseparable once upon a time...in the past. You claim to not regret and yet regret internally. That one tiny step in the past can have such a long tedious bearing in the present.
Nothing is disconnected, not even time.
It all happens in this lifetime.
So before you take that plunge in your present, question yourself, "Will I be responsible for this after today?"
Be it acclaim, be it complain...will I be able to face both gracefully? Will I stare at defeat with the same eyes with which I may welcome success?
From tycoons to filmmakers to a lowly commoner.....
The truth is Universal.