A fool was made of the self that is mine by the person who can be called “myself” by me.

The passive voice is sometimes a clue that someone is dodging responsibility. For instance someone may say “mistakes were made” and that’s a symptom that he hopes we don’t notice who made the mistakes. However it is not possible to retranslate “I made a fool of myself” in such a way. I am the captain of my destiny, and I have only myself to blame if I don’t deal with things.

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~ by eriknonesuchnelson on March 4, 2009.

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