Thanks for sharing your perspective, Rowan Guthrie. While I’m no stranger to self-deprecation myself, it tends to be the goofy, silly kind (I’m clumsy to a fault and a bit of an airhead) rather than anything downright disparaging.

Then again, I have the tendency to call my brain an asshole — out of frustration — which I wasn’t fully aware of until a friend started pointing it out…

Being kinder to others starts with being kinder to ourselves, a lesson I’ll keep learning for the rest of my life. ;-)

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