George Saunders on flaws

“If you have a certain character flaw or trait that seems to be getting in your way, if you just say, “Yeah, I do this too much” or “I do this too little,” then you’re already halfway to a solution. I know certain people who have excesses in their personality that at some point they’ve accepted. Then they’ve let their life grow around that excess in an organic way and it becomes one of their charms.”

— George Saunders (via)