“So let not a young man be discouraged if he has committed follies; for there seems to emerge a peculiar and vivid wisdom from error, from making an ass of oneself, and all that, more useful to one’s own life than any wisdom he can get from sages or books.”
13 Paradigm-Shattering Books to Open Your Mind
Anthony Moore
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Let us not be so hard on ourselves that we can’t forgive ourselves for our social mistakes. My mother has been so destructively critical of herself for not communicating well with people that she’s become mentally ill over this. I hope she can see that making her social mistakes is something that everyone else does too and that all of one’s life is a learning process.

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