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I wasn't good enough at encouraging people to be kinder, and removing people who refuse to be kind. Encouraging people is hard, and removing people creates conflict, and I hate conflict... so that's why I wasn't better at it.

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I'm still figuring out the best way to do that, but as it is now, these forums are doing more harm than good, and I can't keep running them.

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Losing the fire. And life stuff.
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Re: Losing the fire. And life stuff.

Finality? There are many ways to reach a goal. I personally pick the way that makes me grow the most. A good example is getting a job. I'm not going to learn much by taking the easy route of HS, then college.

Really, the goal is often less important then the journey, since often the goal is part of the journey to bigger goal. Such as say, getting an A so you'll pass. Getting that A is a goal that is part of the journey to passing, which is another goal.

Scratchchin You know what. My path isn't really very hard at all. I recently made little to no effort and I believe I shall have a job soon. Seriously, it takes me more effort to take out the trash then it did to gain this job opportunity. Most of my life has been this way, things falling into place just as I need them, in the most perfect way possible. I must admit nothing happens unless I take the initiative, but everything I can't control seems to fall into place for me. Quite amazing.

And that fire? I got one of those. I think school likes to put it out. Drown out the fire with TV, step on it detentions, smother it with peep pressure. You get the idea. I guess it takes one strong fire to push through. Some fire that knows what it's aiming for, what it wants, and won't let anything get in it's way...

Epic win book.
Personal Development for Smart People.
06-30-2008 01:28 PM
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