“It’s a kind of mistake you should not get used to making.”

I don’t link to stuff on my blog as much anymore, but this beautiful little piece by Allen Tan for The Pastry Box, “on empathy and glorifying failure,” is too good not to be shared widely.

Our own tolerance for risk is a gift. Not everyone gets the same wiggle-room we have, or the same ability to bounce back from a bad turn of events. There are plenty of plausible reasons why someone is more risk-averse than you.