“How old am I?”
I pause within a sudden urge to skip, refraining from the possibility of looking like an idiot in heels.  This is only because I am keenly aware that people will see me.
Sadly, the fleeting moment of spontaneous expression has evaporated.  The mere thought that another human might witness my childish behavior has [...]

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It’s official.  I am a lifelong member of the all-or-nothing society.
I want it all.  If I can’t have the best, all-inclusive package that suits my every need, then I don’t want it at all.
Have I tempered my agenda over the last fifty years that I have lived on the planet?  Well, my fine human friend, [...]

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Nothing can take down a renewed sense of sovereignty faster than the opinion of your neighbor.  The long and winding highway of opinions carries heavy traffic both ways.  It seems that life becomes a hell of a lot easier when you get off the road completely.
What other people think of me is none of my [...]

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If I were to explore all the debilitating effects that an overdeveloped concern with ‘what other people think’ has on a person, I could write a book.
I’d rather not focus on the negative aspects that an obsession with outward perception can have on the ability to direct one’s own life.  But if there is a [...]

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