You think your pain and your heartbreak are unprecedented in the history of the world, but then you read. It was books that taught me that the things that tormented me most were the very things that connected me with all the people who were alive, or who had ever been alive. James Baldwin.
One of the great self-development leaps we make that catapults us out of childhood and into being adult is when we realize we should not take things personally.
We get a rejection letter in response to the submission we sent – not personal.
In the past we used to throw ourselves on the couch, weeping and leaping to all sorts of conclusions about our self-worth (and the lack of it).