I contain multitudes


Do I contradict myself? Very well, then I contradict myself, I am large, I contain multitudes.

~Walt Whitman

A colleague shared the quote above with me when I contradicted myself this morning.  There’s something enchanting about recognizing and embracing one’s own internal inconsistencies–and for being human, flawed, confused, and malleable/mutable/changing.  I say one thing, I do another.  I set my compass in one direction, and then take a U-turn before reaching my destination.

One more from a fellow transcendentalist,

“A foolish consistency is the hobgoblin of feeble minds”

~Henry Thoreau