“Your worst humiliation is only someone else’s momentary entertainment.”
—Attributed to Karen Crockett
With the advent of social media, YouTube, shows like America’s Funniest Home Videos, and one of my favorites, Outrageous Acts of Science, we all get to see and share a wide variety of life moments. Many of us find the clips entertaining, often at the expense of the people in the clip who might feel embarrassed, shamed, or humiliated.
The reality is that most people move on to the next viral piece of entertainment quite quickly, and dismiss or forget what they saw just moments ago.
Unfortunately, some of us hang on to our embarrassing moments, and wear them as a badge of dishonor – a permanent Scarlet Letter that torments us and sticks around for years.
What embarrassing or humiliating event has occurred in your life? How can you move on or let go? How can you see humor in the situation, to free yourself to live a happier life?