Take People As They Are Or Leave Them Alone

Small girl watching tv abstract iphone art by Joyce McCluskey
Abstract. iphone 12 Pro Prisma app

One has either to take people as they are, or leave them as they are.

One cannot change them, one can merely disturb their balance.

A human being, after all, is not made up of single pieces,

from which a single piece can be taken out

and replaced by something else.

—Franz Kafka, Letters to Felice‎