a bang up job

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a bang up job

One of my clearest childhood memories is when, at age five, fueled by the injustice of not being able to do what I wanted with my hair, I took a pair of my mom’s sewing scissors, crawled under the dining room table, and cut my own bangs. As a kid, my large forehead and skinny […]

why I won’t try harder

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why I won’t try harder

Something not working? Just try harder! That’s the advice our culture seems to offer. Grit and determination are highly valued. You HAVE to try harder to reach your goals, because life is a big competition and you’ve got to fight for everything. I politely decline. I will not try harder. But I will keep trying. For […]