This chapTer summarizes the main points made in this book, and their implications for future studies. What can we learn from Goffman’s work, the way he went about it, and from his life? In particular, what were his main areas of concern, achievements, shortcomings, and omissions? Some of my own work has been used to show extensions of his ideas, and also to overcome his shortcomings and omissions. Goffman’s emphasis on trope clearing and mine on concept development offer a new route for studying the human condition.