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On Self-Deprecation

Appearance is nothing. Yet many of us have grown up in a culture which subconsciously believes and teaches that appearance is everything. Some of the most arrogant people have mastered the appearance of humility. They know how to be self-deprecating and falsely modest. Conversely, some of the most confident people I know actually have a …

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Toxic People

Let me preface by saying that you can't possibly avoid - 24/7 - everyone who makes you uncomfortable. But you can limit contact with some of them, and you definitely should, if at all possible, limit contact with the toxic (rather than simply annoying) people in your life. While some might argue that it is a …

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