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"[...] I think when we make choices -- for each choice is individual of the choices we have made before -- we must examine not only our reasons for making them but what result they will have, and whether good people will be hurt by our decisions."
There was a pause. Then, "You are very wise, Cecily Herondale," he said.
"Do not regret too much the choices you have made in the past, Gabriel," she said, aware that she was using his Christian name, but not able to help it. "Only make the right ones in the future. We are ever capable of change and ever capable of being our better selves."
~ from Clockwork Princess,
written by Cassandra Clare
I, too, feel that Cecily Herondale is very wise in this passage. Not only do I agree with her that we need to think about our choices when we make them (especially when it comes to big decisions), but I also believe that we humans are always capable of change and being better people than we were the day before. Do you agree with Cecily? Why or why not?