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You Are a Badass: How to Stop Doubting Your Greatness and Start Living an Awesome Life by Jen Sincero

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CHAPTER 15:

FORGIVE OR FESTER

          Forgiveness means giving up all hope for a better past.

    —Lily Tomlin; actress, writer, comedienne, absurdist

When is the last time you physically hurt yourself? What did you do to get the pain to stop? And how long did you wait to do something about it? When we’re in physical pain, we’re usually extremely proactive about figuring out how to make it go away immediately because, you know, it hurts. Even if we have to go through more pain from pouring a disinfectant that stings on an open wound or suffering through getting stitches, we do it, right away, because we’re very focused on our ultimate goal: relief.

When it comes to our emotional pain, however, we’re apparently way more game for seeing just ...

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