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Self-Differentiation

“I came here thinking you were a jerk and now I’m leaving here thinking I’m the jerk.” His friend responded,“Maybe neither of us is a jerk.” It’s amazing how comprehensive a narrative we can construct about another person or actions we believethey may or may not have taken without ever checking it out with the …

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Living a Life of Gratitude

“Resist living a life of assumption…Rather live a life of endless gratitude.” These prophetic words come from one of the wisest elders I know. She did not just proclaim these words, she embodied them. Every occasion I was in her presence she expressed gratitude to those she encountered and for the circumstances in which she …

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Casting Your Ballot…

I spent two weeks putting up posters, handing out buttons, and frankly shamelessly promoting myself. It was the spring of 6th grade and I entered the tough and rumble political landscape of middle school. My aspiration? Middle School Fire Marshall! To be honest, my campaign began with a suggestion by a friend who for some …

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