#208-1. Almost every man wastes part of his life attempting to display qualities which he does not possess.
#208-2. There is a vast difference in some instances between what we really need and that which we think we must have, and the realization of this truth will greatly lessen the seeming discomfort in doing without.
-William M. Peck
#208-3. You grow up the day you have your first real laugh—at yourself.
The first one is profound. At least as we grow older it is important for our true character to manifest itself and bring genuineness to all our interactions.
What I want and what I need might sometimes be the opposite of each other. If I paid attention to the difference, which one would I want?
Laughing at oneself is one of the milestones in maturity. Anyway if you don't do it, others will.