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How to Be Happy Again

How to Be Happy Again

Some things in life, we get fundamentally wrong. One of those things is happiness. Once we were happy, now we’re not, and we want to know how to be happy again. The obvious answer is to find happiness, and so we go on a journey to find it.  If we find it, we hold...

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Love and Rejection

Love and Rejection

1.2 million followers on Instagram, DM’s for booty calls by the dozens, shoutouts on every corner of the internet, and still Amanda felt empty inside every time she looked in the mirror. Well, looking in the mirror is a big statement. After a couple of seconds of eye...

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The Virtue of Patience

The Virtue of Patience

Dave and Joey are waiting for the bus. Dave is enjoying the wind in his face, the smell of fresh raindrops on the concrete, the dynamics between people. His heart rate is low, his mind is clear, he has a smile on his face, and he feels good. He is patient. He is not...

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Voices and Echoes

Voices and Echoes

I like silence. I like a good conversation as well, where someone speaks his truth, but if I had to choose, talking is out the door. Talking isn't really necessary for a good conversation anyway. "Silence is pure. it draws people together because only those who are...

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Fuck It, I Quit

Fuck It, I Quit

Whenever I hear someone say "fuck it", my spider-senses get triggered, my ears open wide, and my vision becomes that of a hawk. I know someone is about to quit something. I'm not talking about the "I don't give a fuck" attitude from being indifferent and utterly...

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Remember, You Will Die

Remember, You Will Die

Talking about death falls in the same category as income, politics, and religion; it’s a taboo. Where the last three are avoided not to stir up heated conversations or comparisons, the first is avoided because we don’t want to think about it. It makes us...

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