“How many times do we pay for one mistake? The answer is thousands of times. The human is the only animal on earth that pays a thousand times for the same misatke. The rest f animals pay once for every mistake they make But not us. Wr have a powerful memory. We make a mistake, we judge ourselves, we find ourselves guilty, and we punish ourselves. if justice exists, then that was enough; we don’t need to do it again. But every time we remember, we judge ourselves again, we are guilty again, and we punish ourselves again, and again, and again.”
I had heard of the Four Agreements many years back but never got around to reading it because it seemed kind of cookie-cutterish to me. But I learned through reading the book that there are strong philosophies within that are not brand-new ideas, but the kind of thoughts that we all must be reminded and re-reminded of to have the crystallize in our selves.
This book is a very quick read whose principles will apply to every part of your daily activities, no matter what is it you do. Well worth it.