I recently watched a documentary called Lewis Capaldi: How I’m Feeling Now on Netflix. Wow, what a beautiful singer. He is afflicted with Tourette’s Syndrome and it almost scuppered his career. Thankfully he’s back – his gift is too beautiful to be snuffed.
There was a scene where he said this about the Scottish view on life:
“Let’s give it a go. We’ll probably fuck it up but let’s have fun whilst we’re doing it.”
This sentiment appeals to me. I don’t know about you, but I’m fucking it up every day, and (sort of) have fun doing it.
Of course, this reminds me of Carlos Castaneda: “All paths are the same: they lead nowhere. … Does this path have a heart? If it does, the path is good; if it doesn’t, it is of no use. A path is only a path, and there is no affront, to oneself or to others, in dropping it if that is what your heart tells you . . . Look at every path closely and deliberately. Try it as many times as you think necessary. Then ask yourself alone, one question . . . Does this path have a heart? If it does, the path is good; if it doesn’t it is of no use.”
Go fuck it up. Get off a path if it doesn’t make your heart sing. And, have fun.