Why hurting people will destroy you
Jon Westenberg 🌈
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Do you feel as though you could have done without hurting anyone in retrospect? As bad as it is to hurt people, I get the distinct feeling from reading about entrepreneurs that in their line of work it is better to hurt some people and pay your regrets later than it is to never hurt anyone at all. There is definitely a strange piece of unconscious pervasive cultural wisdom that one should not learn one’s life lessons too quickly, or one might lose the opportunity to be young and get away with shit. It seems like cultures like that of America give much more admiration to a person who becomes successful and looks back apologetically for what it sometimes took to get there, than a person who always acted ethically and ended up achieving less. Of course, these attitudes do not reflect people’s avowed morals, but seem nevertheless to be reflected in their actions.

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