Factober

Every year in my life, I trust fewer and fewer people.

Posted 4 months ago

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What my parents kept failing to understand was how happy I was when I was a

What my parents kept failing to understand was how happy I was when I was alone with my books. There was no pressure to perform or be cute, and books never disappoint-- unless, of course, you've chosen a bad one. But then, you can always put it down and p
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Confidence is a pencil best sharpened with paper.

Confidence is a pencil best sharpened with paper.
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Imagine a computer. The monitor, keyboard, and processor are the hardware.

Imagine a computer. The monitor, keyboard, and processor are the hardware. Without any software to run it, your computer would be worthless. Your body is your hardware and your mindset is your operating system. It gives you access to the power of the hard
Posted 4 months ago

Actions are prayers too, and as I am trying, not always successfully, to be

Actions are prayers too, and as I am trying, not always successfully, to be a good parent, a good husband, a good teacher, I sometimes think: this is my conversation with God. It seems to me now that the action of walking to Santiago was, in itself, a pra
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It was a fantastic feeling, but it left me restless because the most import

It was a fantastic feeling, but it left me restless because the most important thing in it was the longing, for what was going to be, not for what I did or had done.
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I would sum up my fear about the future in one word: boring. And that's my

I would sum up my fear about the future in one word: boring. And that's my one fear: that everything has happened; nothing exciting or new or interesting is ever going to happen again... the future is just going to be a vast, conforming suburb of the soul
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If you knew how the journey was going to end, you could afford to be patien

If you knew how the journey was going to end, you could afford to be patient along the path.
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Danger can never by overcome without taking risks.

Danger can never by overcome without taking risks.
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Love is a combination of virtues. The amount you receive from someone is ba

Love is a combination of virtues. The amount you receive from someone is based on the percentage of those virtues learned and applied. Unhappiness in a relationship is not a lack of love, but a lack of virtues in the percentages your significant other nee
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I didn’t wake up this morning worrying about what protest color I’d wear, o

I didn’t wake up this morning worrying about what protest color I’d wear, or what the world would do without me because I didn’t wake up feeling like the victimhood narrative was a part of my story. Real women don’t have to remind the world every day that
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My parents waited to have me and my sister - my dad was 43 when my mother h

My parents waited to have me and my sister - my dad was 43 when my mother had me, and my mom was 38. They purposefully waited until they had had their adventures in life so that we wouldn't represent the end of their freedom.
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This book taught me, once and for all, how easily you can escape this world

This book taught me, once and for all, how easily you can escape this world with the help of words! You can find friends between the pages of a book, wonderful friends.
Posted 4 months, 1 week ago