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I feared the defining point of this Hell was its unrelenting uniformity, its lack of variation from type. If there was a heaven at the end of this, it must be filled with great variety, perhaps a multiplicity of intelligent species spread across universes. Yes, heaven would be as full of difference as Hell was of sameness.

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...I would be the last person to say that madness is not a solution.

...I would be the last person to say that madness is not a solution.
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Countries with higher levels of gender equality have higher economic growth

Countries with higher levels of gender equality have higher economic growth. Companies with more women on their boards have higher returns. Peace agreements that include women are more successful. Parliaments with more women take up a wider range of issue
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Dogs are not our whole life but they make our lives whole.

Dogs are not our whole life but they make our lives whole.
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Ed Welch says that all counseling is a variation on a single theme: knowing

Ed Welch says that all counseling is a variation on a single theme: knowing and praying for the counselee. Of all the questions the counselor might ask, then, the central guiding question in the counselor's mind is, "How can I pray for you?
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Sunrise: day's great progenitor.

Sunrise: day's great progenitor.
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I am reminded of yet one more reason why I avoid children, why I have remai

I am reminded of yet one more reason why I avoid children, why I have remained intentionally childless. Children make ruthless biographers and terrifying judges.
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And that luck was only fate's cheating, giving an illusion of power. But th

And that luck was only fate's cheating, giving an illusion of power. But that illusion lingered, and I became restless. I decided to act, to challenge fate. (...) I gained courage; every afternoon I walked a little farther. And one day I got there.
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I want to reach the heights of stardom beyond my imagination.

I want to reach the heights of stardom beyond my imagination.
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I've never missed a gig yet. Music makes people happy, and that's why I go

I've never missed a gig yet. Music makes people happy, and that's why I go on doing it - I like to see everybody smile.
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Live in the mysterious. Accepting and being fully at peace with not knowing

Live in the mysterious. Accepting and being fully at peace with not knowing what's going to happen in the future will allow us to be fully present and more peaceful in the present.
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I identify myself in language, but only by losing myself in it like an obje

I identify myself in language, but only by losing myself in it like an object. What is realised in my history is not the past definite of what was, since it is no more, or even the present perfect of what has been in what I am, but the future anterior of
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I’m Christian, but if God is truly a God of love, then why would he have a

I’m Christian, but if God is truly a God of love, then why would he have a private torture chamber where he put people that he was supposed to love and forgive to be punished forever? If you actually read the Bible, the idea of hell like in the movies and
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