A Quote from Jay-Z

“Identity is a prison you can never escape, but the way to redeem your past is not to run from it, but to try to understand it, and use it as a foundation to grow.” – Jay-Z, Decoded

I haven’t read Jay-Z’s book – maybe I should? – I came across this quote sort of randomly. What it says to me is there is no such thing as forgiveness. Whatever you say, whatever you do, however you appear – you cannot escape from your past. Your mistakes, your errors – they are yours forever. You cannot take anything back, you cannot be redeemed.

I don’t know about you, but that scares the shit out of me.

Published by samuelbarbour

Besides writing a blog, I also teach, farm, cook, and play music. I live in the Illinois River Valley with my partner, Molly Breslin, who sometimes posts stuff at breslinfarms.com

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