“To feel affection for people even when they make mistakes is uniquely human. You can do it, if you…”

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“To feel affection for people even when they make mistakes is uniquely human. You can do it, if you simply recognize: that they’re human too, that they act out of ignorance, against their will, and that you’ll both be dead before long. And, above all, that they haven’t really hurt you. They haven’t diminished your ability to choose.”

Marcus Aurelius, Meditations (7.22)

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