Foible

foible n 1 a slight or peculiarity or minor weakness; idiosyncrasy 2 the most vulnerable part of a sword’s blade, from the middle to the tip.

I think we all did, are and will make mistakes, we ought to as well, and thus we must acknowledge our weaknesses. It also seems that one can make fantastic, curious, funny, wonderful or useful mistakes based on such minor weaknesses (on which I recently wrote this poem).

Our weaknesses are measured on a professional, social or personal basis and their consequences vary a lot.

Let’s all ensure we are mindful of our minor weaknesses, idiosyncrasies and other foibles. They are tools of the creative, of the free spirit, and not hindrances our societies would like us to believe.