"My daughter loves to figure skate. Something that all figure skaters, regardless of skill level, have in common is that they fall. They fall a lot. After a while, what the most skilled skaters learn is that, while falling is an inevitable outcome, there’s a proper way to do it, physically and mentally. While there’s no way of taking away the bumps and bruises and occasional sting to the pride, there’s a way to do it that will, on most occasions, keep you from getting seriously injured and also allow you to get up and dust yourself off—a way that will make you a better skater. The ability to do this only comes from acceptance—acceptance that falling is inevitable, that it’s necessary, and, most importantly, that ultimately it’s a good thing."
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