“I don’t know if I continue, even today, always liking myself, but what I learned to do many years ago was to forgive myself; it is very important for every human being able to forgive himself or herself, because if you live, you will make mistakes. it is inevitable. but once you do, and you see the mistake, then you forgive yourself and say, ‘well if I’d known better I’d have done better,’ that’s all, so you say to people who you think you may have injured, ‘I’m sorry,’ and then you say to yourself, ‘I’m sorry.’ if we all hold on to the mistake, we can’t see our own glory in the mirror because we have the mistake between our faces and the mirror. we can’t see what were capable of being. you can ask forgiveness of others but in the end the real forgiveness is in ones own self. I think that young men and woman are so caught by the way they see themselves, now mind you, when a larger society sees them as unattractive, as threats, as too black or too white, or too poor or too fat or too thin, or too sexual or too asexual, that’s rough, but you can overcome that, the real difficulty is to overcome how you think about yourself, if we don’t have that we never grow, we never learn, and sure as hell we could never teach.”

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