Right A Wrong

Week 39 of 'The Great Wake Up!'

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In this week's experiment we were asked to 'right a wrong'. Not in real life, but to go back in our mind to the person we were at the time and make it better somehow.

I struggled with this for a number of reasons. I found it difficult to think of an appropriate time when I had done something that I wasn't proud of. Not because there aren't any, or because I'm perfect. Far from it. There are lots of things I've done that I wished I hadn't.

However there was no specific event that I carry with me to this day.

It's more that general feelings stay with me, rather than the details of what happened. I believe that each of these events has shaped me in some way and made me into the person I am today. For example, I have found that the difficulties I have faced in the past (and that I still continue to face) have made me into a more compassionate person today. I'm able to empathise better with other people.

I've now reached a point in my life where I try and see what I can learn from my experiences, whether good or bad.

I may get things wrong but I try to remember that I'd never intentionally set out to do that. Or I may have had a really good reason for doing what I did. If I can keep that in mind and try to understand what that event has taught me then that really helps.

I've not always been like that. It's taken me a long time to reach this point. And I'm not always successful in it even now. As an example, I'm a BIG worrier! I tend to move from one worry to the next pretty quickly. But I very rarely hold the same worry in my mind for long periods. It just changes.

I suppose all of this gives some explanation as to why I found this week's experiment difficult. I try and deal with the things at the time they happen. Or I move on to the next thing.

But I can imagine that if there was a particular event that stood out in my mind then this would be a really useful exercise to try.


I started off as a Great Wake Up! blogger but that wonderful project has sadly come to an end so now I am writing about being an introvert. I, like many other introverts, can feel lost as more and more value is placed on the number of connections we make rather than their quality. I often find myself in situations where I don't fit in and where louder people get a greater share of the focus. I am regularly seen as 'the quiet one' as if somehow that is a bad thing, when in fact, I think it's a pretty good thing. This blog is about my journey to find out more about the introvert personality and embrace my quiet side.


Go to the profile of Chris Baréz-Brown
over 5 years ago
Totally makes sense Preeti, and good to get to that conclusion. Big loving, Chris xx