How to Forgive Yourself

jerrystahl

“I’ve never forgiven myself. I think eventually you realize that it’s just another form of self-indulgence to keep beating the shit out of yourself so you sort of try not to. If you fuel all of that guilt you’re going to be the guy who walks into a room who radiates self-loathing, which God knows I’ve been for years before I realized people were passing out whenever I walked into a room. I think you do it as much for other people because it just becomes a fucking bore to carry that cross around.”

-Author Jerry Stahl (Permanent Midnight, Happy Mutant Baby Pills) on The Nerdist podcast. Read more on forgiveness.

(h/t contexual_life)

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