SELF LOVE IS GIVING ONE’S SELF FORGIVENESS, CARING, ATTENTION, AND LEEWAY (to try, fail, try again). THIS IS THE EXACT SAME LOVE WE SELFLESSLY HAVE FOR OUR OWN CHILDREN.

Charles Tadros, M.D. August 2, 2021 Saint Louis, Missouri

WHAT DO WE REALLY MEAN WHEN WE SAY THAT, “I WILL TRY ANYTHING ONCE.”? WHAT DO WE UNDERSTAND WHEN WE ARE TOLD TO, “TAKE A CHANCE.”?

What I suspect that we and others mean is for us to take a chance as long the action has no long-term or permanent health, financial, relationship or social adverse consequences. A less eloquent, but more accurate statement might be, “TAKE A CALCUALED RISK. IF IT WORKS OUT, THEN, GREAT! OH, BY THE WAY, IFContinue reading “WHAT DO WE REALLY MEAN WHEN WE SAY THAT, “I WILL TRY ANYTHING ONCE.”? WHAT DO WE UNDERSTAND WHEN WE ARE TOLD TO, “TAKE A CHANCE.”?”

WHEN WE WERE YOUNG, HAVING FAMILY, FRIENDS AND TEACHERS WHO LOVED US, SUPPORTED US, AND ENCOURAGED US, ALLOWED US TO HAVE SPACE FOR PROTECTED EXPLORATION.

Protected exploration allows us to safely fail and to try again. Protected exploration does not avoid pain and embarrassment, but helps us tolerate these feelings and to press on. When we wonder why others do not see the same opportunities as we do, or have the same drive to try, fail, and try again, itContinue reading “WHEN WE WERE YOUNG, HAVING FAMILY, FRIENDS AND TEACHERS WHO LOVED US, SUPPORTED US, AND ENCOURAGED US, ALLOWED US TO HAVE SPACE FOR PROTECTED EXPLORATION.”