This post will be short because the concept is simple. Lifeguards, seat belts and fire extinguishers are all put into place because they are intended to save your life in times of peril. None of these safety measures is infallible. There is no guarantee that you’ll be saved.
However there is something that these and other devices cannot ever save you from: your self. These devices cannot protect the person who is completely self-destructive. Fire extinguishers can put out fires not stop a pyromaniac.
This is so simple when it’s fires, accidents and drowning. It’s much tougher to identify when it is a habit that we don’t realize is tearing us apart. We think that the world keeps setting fires in front of us to be put out. Unfortunately we take no notice of the matches that we casually flick into the brush as we stroll through life. Take a deep look at your actions and see if you need to decide not to light some of the matches you have in your pocket.
Light a fire that propels you upward but doesn’t burn you up.