This piece began as an article. It turned into a poem.
Remember; Don't Fear, Pay Attention
Don’t fear being wrong. Don’t fear a lack of understanding. Don’t fear the vast ocean of knowledge that encompasses all that you don’t know. Don’t fear confusion; It is the beginning of clarity.
Pay attention. Pay attention to what you value and what you despise. Pay attention to the way you think, the way others think, and the differences between the two. Pay attention when you change your mind; You’ve become someone new, either better or worse.
Remember old lies. Remember untruths and falsities that you once believed. Remember your delusions and take note of society’s myths. Remember all the pieces of bad advice; They are the dark backdrop that highlights the truth that you learn.