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Cultural Quote #378: Self-Deprecation Is An Enemy Of Growth (Post-Relapse)

Self-deprecation after a relapse has the dual effect of exacerbating negative emotions, on one hand, and strengthening the impulse to escape them, on the other. In other words, self-deprecation increases the probability of future relapse. Feeling bad after the fact—for most of us, dare I say—takes care of itself. We do well when we put that energy into getting smarter and better rather than magnifying it via self-deprecation.

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An intellectually curious millennial passionate about seeing people make healthy, informed choices about the moral direction of their lives. When I’m not reading or writing, I enjoy hiking, web-making, learning foreign languages, and watching live sports. Alumnus of Georgetown University (B.S.) and The Ohio State University (M.A.).

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