Today I will post a quote that I enjoyed recently and I read it in the novel "Road of the Patriarch" by R.A. Salvatore.
"The point of self-reflection is, foremost, to clarify and to find honesty. Self-reflection is the way to throw self-lies out and face the truth - however painful it might be to admit that you were wrong. We seek consistency in ourselves, and so when we are faced with inconsistency, we struggle to deny.
Denial has no place in self-reflection, and so it is incumbent upon a person to admit his errors, to embrace them and move along in a more positive direction.
We can fool ourselves for all sorts of reasons. Mostly for the sake of our ego, of course, but sometimes, I now understand, because we are afraid.
For sometimes we are afraid to hope, because hope breeds expectations, and expectation can lead to disappointment."
And this is one of the reasons why I love Drizzt Do'Urden. The way R.A. Salvatore writes Drizzt's thoughts is wonderful.