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Why You Should Be a Passionate and Principled Person

It was a pleasure to burn.

No, I didn't mean to plagiarize Mr. Ray Bradbury. His opening sentence in his acclaimed novel Fahrenheit 451 described perfectly how I felt (and still feel). It is, indeed, a pleasure to burn.

When I was a teenager I was insecure (weren't we all?) and I hated those who appeared the opposite (didn't we all?). Unfortunately, I didn't stave off the insecurity as much as I wanted to in my early adulthood. I kept hating, in secret, those who brimmed with fire. 

I hated passionate and principled people and it irked me, because deep inside I wanted to be like them.

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When the Oppressor Becomes the Oppressed (Tales of the Universe's Weird & Wicked Sense of Humor #1)

Every time she refused my invitation, the following thoughts flashed in my head:

  • "Ugh. She's so boring."
  • "Excuses. Excuses again. She's being selfish."
  • "I should take off my blinders and see her for what she really is - uncool."
  • "Maybe it's time to admit this friendship is one-sided."

She had to write because there's a looming deadline and money must be earned. Her primary job's salary wasn't sufficient. We were both breadwinners. I should've understood that but I didn't.

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Types of Gluttony That Rob You of a Purposeful Life - Part 2

I didn’t have cancer. “The biopsy results are in,” the doctor started. “There were no cancerous cells.” I wanted to roll on the ground and kiss the floor that had seen too many patients but I kept my composure. A “thank you” didn’t even come out my mouth because I was rendered speechless.

After multiple doctors, too many hospital visits, too much money slashed out of my wallet, and too many big, soft, and smelly poops taken right after eating (side-effect of medication; sorry for ruining your dinner), my hospital quest was over. I didn’t have to go back to see those doctors anymore.

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How to See the Glass Half Full

It happens to me. It happens to you. Yes, it happens more to some than others but it happens to everyone. No one who asked the universe why got any answer back. The universe could be implementing a random algorithm on who to strike with bad luck. It could be playing favorites on humanity. The fact is that we do not know why. Shit happens and there’s nothing we can do to absolutely prevent it.

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The Truth About Love

How can you love someone else's flaws when you can't even accept your scars, blemishes, and uneven ears?

How can you love someone else despite their past if you haven't let go of your own?

How can you love someone else's language when you are not even familiar with your own?

How can you let in someone who's worthy when you believe yourself you are not worthy?

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