3.9 I Am Neither Less Nor More Able

October 17, 2020

by Eric Chaet

I am neither less nor more able than I am.
I know neither less nor more than I know.
I have achieved neither less nor more than I have achieved.

Humanity is neither less nor more honest than it is.
Humanity is neither more defeated nor freer than it is.

I am neither less nor more able to improve my situation than I am
neither less nor more able to improve humanity’s situation.

I have neither less nor more time left than I have.
I am neither less nor more vulnerable to attack than I am.

The risks are what they are, neither less nor more.
The costs of foolish, wise, or no action will be what they will be.
The benefits of effort will be neither less nor more than they will be.

Deliberate thinking is action, & of great advantage—
but it’s easy to pretend to be thinking deliberately
&, if you can afford it, addictive.

I do what I do, & imagine what I imagine.

I am one to whom what happens, happens.
I am one who has done, is doing, & will do
what I have done, am doing, & will do.

I am neither less nor more able than I am.

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