Cheerfully fessing up to our failures turns crazy mind off, humility and compassion on. I learned this in a karate dojo that had a strange tradition. Everyone there loved recounting failure stories, and after an evening of smacking one another, wed sit and have a beer while the students swapped tales of martial arts disaster.
By: Martha Beck
Its really difficult working with kids and with babies because they are not cooperative subjects: they are not socialized into the idea that they should cheerfully and cooperatively give you information. Theyre not like undergraduates, who you can bribe with beer money or course credit.
By: Paul Bloom