It is widely known that George Washington, as a young man, chopped down a cherry tree and then confessed to his father, saying, “I cannot tell a lie. It was I who chopped down that cherry tree.” Less well known is that he then added, “Because I felt it was staring at me, and judging me.” The man did remarkably well for himself, given his irrational fear of trees.
July 17, 2013
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