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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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Black Holes – Busyness and Perfection

Perfection For most - if not all - of my life, I've been a perfectionist. And there have been times when that's come in handy. Like in coding, learning (but not performing on) the piano, and working at a medical imaging facility. However, my perfectionism has also led me to waste much of my time on …

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Little Black Spot

A masterpiece you made In the silent sea of darkness. The pigments and the page Conspired with you To make a symphony of light To end the night And put your heart into something You could hold and love. With your steady hands You drew the land You made me who I am. Something that …

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