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Loving the fool in me- Theodore I. Rubin, MD

"I must learn to love the fool in me -
the one who feels too much, talks to much, 

takes too many chances, wins sometimes and loses often,

lacks self-control, loves and hates,

hurts and gets hurt, promises and breaks promises,
laughs and cries.

It alone protects me against that utterly self-controlled masterful tyrant

whom I also harbor and who would rob me 

of human aliveness, humility, and dignity but for my fool."