Why self-compassion is important for growth?

I recently read this interesting article by Mark Leary. He raised two very important questions – how we can practice more self-compassion and how that helps us grow and improve ourselves? This is an excellent analysis. And here I’m sharing it with you:

“Human beings are the only creatures who can make themselves miserable. Other animals certainly suffer when they experience negative events, but only humans can induce negative emotions through self-views, judgments, expectations, regrets and comparisons with others. Because self-thought plays such a central role in human happiness and wellbeing, psychologists have devoted a good deal of attention to understanding how people think about themselves.”

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