“Mistakes are inevitable and unavoidable. There is no shame in making a mistake. The shame is in insisting that you're right even when even you already know that you are not.”
Folk wisdom: “If you look in a mirror, and do not like what you see, do not blame the mirror.”
“There are people worse than evil geniuses: aggressive ignorants and arrogant idiots. Only good public education can bring their number down to a socially tolerable value”.
Circling back to the title of this piece: when people focus on emotions, on the feelings, on what other people would think of them, they have no strength and energy to do things that matter, to do the right things.