Life has its share of awkward moments and most are totally unpredictable—slips of the tongue, pregnant pauses, cringe-worthy scenarios. Here are thoughts on the backhanded compliment, class reunions, shame, and more.
In the future, our motives will be transparent. That's not good.
Embarrassment is a painful but important emotion. It makes us feel bad about our mistakes so that we don't repeat them, and one of its side effects—blushing—signals to others that we recognize our error and are not cold-hearted or oblivious.