Being young can make you reckless. And it even for the not-so-young, there are things we do, ways we behave, that, in hindsight, we regret.
So, how important in a civil society is it to cushion the fall of those who trip up?
Jenny Valentish and Ray Mooney have both written with courage and skill about their own experience of falling down, and the aftermath.
They talk with Paul Barclay about what helped, who hindered, and whether they’d like to go through it all again.