Today a student was asked what he would change about himself if he could anything with a snap of his fingers. He said he wouldn’t change anything.
Some people might say this if they have accepted themselves flaws and all. Some people might say this if they believe themselves right. They can’t conceive that anything about themselves would need changing.
This particular student had already said he hadn’t come here to make friends and wasn’t going to change just because he was in a new culture.
When do you know to change your work and when do you know to stand by it? How far are you ever willing to change your work? A few words here, a verb tense there, a character’s name, a plot point, a theme, the whole idea you thought you had?
Could you be blind to what needs changing or too insecure to stay true?