Self-forgiveness is the elephant in the room as the legal sector downsizes. Partners who get pushed out, associates who know they are just marking time until that tap on the shoulder and newbie JDs who can't find work usually turn inward with self-hate. After all, capitalism is based on individualism and it's the individual who made the decision to become a lawyer instead of, say, an accountant or coder.
Well, if sidelined or soon to be axed lawyers can flip the switch they will at least live longer. That's the finding of researchers at Brandeis University. Here are the details in MailOnline.
Perhaps it's our Puritan roots which tell us the message, "You screwup, beat yourself up. You got yourself into this pickle. All too common is that phrase, uttered harshly, "You learned a good lesson." Yes, a good lesson might have been learned. But if we are gentle with ourselves we won't resist profiting from that lesson.