Accept your limitations without succumbing to them

Our most obvious limitations are physical. None of us can fly like a bat or swim like a dolphin. Worse, all human adults can look forward to a future of declining physical prowess. Accepting these limitations without succumbing to them is the art of living and growing old gracefully.

This goal applies to nonphysical limitations as well. Human knowledge is limited and, worse, not everything we think we know is true. Making the best of our flawed knowledge is as important as dealing with our other limitations.

Not knowing the full extent of your limitations is, of course, one of the limitations you must accept without succumbing to.

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