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The Shrink and The Sage

How do you mend a broken heart?

We can only live life to the full if we accept that everything is indeed broken, in the long run anyway. And that means that brokenness is not an aberration but a central fact of life, one which enables us to appreciate its transitory, flawed nature. “There is a crack in everything,” sang another musical poet, Leonard Cohen, “that’s how the light gets in.”

Latest FT Weekend Magazine column (28/29 April)

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