Gretchen Rubin

“It Is a Sign of Maturity Not To Be Scandalized…”

“It Is a Sign of Maturity Not To Be Scandalized…”

“From 15 to 18 is an age at which one is very sensitive to the sins of others, as I know from recollections of myself. At that age you don’t look for what is hidden. It is a sign of maturity not to be scandalized and to try to find explanations in charity.”

--Flannery O'Connor, The Habit of Being: Letters of Flannery O'Connor, letter of August 19, 1959.

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