Why You Need To Be Responsible For Your Own Feelings

Responsible Woman - Joseph Frank

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Do you ever look in the mirror and think you could stand to lose a few pounds? Or do you feel like a lazy sack of lard when you wake up a couple of minutes before lunch?

We all have shortcomings that trigger our negative feelings, and these moments of pain can be useful tools for improvement, yet the world’s managed to frame it as an enemy, as something to be avoided.

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This Is Why You Need To Be Great At Your Hobbies

Be The Best Go Kart - Alexander Andrews

Photo: Alexander Andrews

There are so many hobbies you can get good at in this world, with some of these things being outright outlandish.

Like, who even sets out to become the best ventriloquist in the world? How about dedicating your life to rock climbing? Even becoming a gaming superstar is a thing now.

No matter what niche you look at, there’ll be people who’ve already reached the pinnacle of their craft. People like Jeff Dunham, Alex Honnold, and Lee Sang-hyeok, to name a few.

The thing is though, is that before you become a Jane Austen, or a Tony Hawk, you’ll inevitably face resistance from the people around you. People who cannot comprehend your goals as well as you do.

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Writing Is Rewriting, Unless It’s Stopping You From Writing

A typewriter

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I remember my time as a new journalist for a business paper. I remember the events I had to attend, the free lunches I received, the special access that I was afforded.

I remember mingling with the other reporters, giving them a knowing nod as they typed away at their bulky laptops (workplace desktops were still a thing back then).

“Tight deadline, huh?” I’d ask.

I had it easy. My company went to print every week. These guys? They worked for the dailies. “You going to send this in by today?”

“No, by lunch,” my new friend would reply.

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