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I find this article a great dare to see mistakes differently. Yes, consequences are there, but when we ourselves have a healthy view of mistakes being opportunities, we can better support and love others through their mistakes. I like to define mistakes as "learning and growing opportunities".. feeling the pain of something helps us stay connected to ourselves and deepens our understanding of human nature and what is healthy. Those who cannot feel or refuse to admit it are at danger of becoming isolated. I find these people rarely ever enter into anything without some safety net to guarantee there is something tangibly gained for themselves and it is the demise of experiencing true closeness and relationship. They are good at appearing to be in closeness but usually its superficial. I enjoy the vulnerability of this subject because its the thread of our existence. Feelings are a necessary part of our make up as human beings and emotional intelligence is a part of aa whole person.