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Think About It: Stop Forcing Your Life

*Think About It posts are shorter, snippet shares to think about*   One of my problems is that I can get caught up trying to force things to be what I want them to be, or to mean something deeper than what it actually does. And, of course, this sets me up for failure and… Continue reading Think About It: Stop Forcing Your Life

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The Problem with Self-Made Timelines

I feel like many of us, especially the strict, anal, or anxious ones among us, like to give ourselves timelines. "I'll be a graduate by X age. I'll be working a great job, making X money by X age. I'll be a published author in X years..." It's this idea that there's a certain amount… Continue reading The Problem with Self-Made Timelines

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Think About It: Find Your Lifejacket

*Think About It posts are shorter, snippet shares to think about*   In order to survive low times, fear, indirection, uncertainty and the like, it's important to have a lifejacket. For me, when I was depressed and when I've been unemployed or in a difficult time in life, I've only survived it and kept my… Continue reading Think About It: Find Your Lifejacket

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Think About It: You Don’t Have to Lighten The Mood

Our society's fear of truth and pain and realness and emotions and depth divides us. It separates us and says "you feel your bad feelings and I'll lighten the mood because I'm afraid of feeling it with you." It denies empathy and keeps things at an arm's length. This is why I hate it. If… Continue reading Think About It: You Don’t Have to Lighten The Mood

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Life’s Contradictions: How to Deal with Many Truths

I believe a lot of things can sometimes contradict one another. That two things can be true at once but seemingly cancel one another out. The reason for this is because, well, life is complex... Think about it, many things in life are considered both bad and good. Or are good with pieces of bad;… Continue reading Life’s Contradictions: How to Deal with Many Truths