Maria Popova on the Virtue of Being Willing to Look Foolish

… there are few things we resist more staunchly, to the detriment of our own growth, than looking foolish for being wrong. The courageous … trip and fall, often in public, but get right back up and leap again.
— Maria Popova, in the Brain Pickings blog post β€œThe Gutsy Girl: A Modern Manifesto for Bravery, Perseverance, and Breaking the Tyranny of Perfection.”