Well, Sean, I have recently become a mother and I'm more aware of how parents are so into sparing their children of any unpleasant feelings. I believe much of our inability to embrace the ugly truths of life come from our parents' lack of inspiration when it comes to guiding us to explore, accept, and cope with the bad feelings just like we do with the good ones. We grow up not knowing what to do with the dark side of what we feel and what the world is by its nature.

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