“The elementary part of psychology — the psychology of misjudgment, as I call it — is a terribly important thing to learn. There are about 20 little principles. And they interact, so it gets slightly complicated. But the guts of it is unbelievably important. Terribly smart people make totally bonkers mistakes by failing to pay heed to it. In fact, I’ve done it several times during the last two or three years in a very important way. You never get totally over making silly mistakes.”
As a survivor — I reserve the right to seek the professional assistance I’ve been avoiding for way too long — before offering my version of events that I can’t help comparing to the ones on the current slate of acceptance. This habit is disgusting, but unavoidable as scrolling from piece to piece evokes a wretched curiosity that would’ve been unheard of decades ago.