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rough texture

Đẹp Trai Không Bằng Chay Mặt.
Good-looks Don’t Trump a Calloused Face
-Vietnamese (Street) Proverb

I had dinner with a friend last night, a friend who happens to be good-looking, fun, successful, and a massive pimp (or used to be)–sorry ladies, he’s taken.  And we started discussing why some of our mutual friends were successful with women–either happily married or SBC (Single By Choice)–while others were unmarried and SNBC.

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Letting Go

a grey squirrel

The chimpanzee loved eggs.  He also ate fruits and flowers, leaves and seeds, but nothing made him pant-hoot quite like a blackbird egg freshly plucked from its nest.

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big tree sprouting

“Life is not easy for any of us.  But what of that?  We must have perseverance and above all confidence in ourselves.  We must believe that we are gifted for something and that this thing must be attained.”
-Marie Curie

Hating on others, criticizing others, discouraging and subverting others—these behaviors usually stem from a loss of belief in yourself.  I say loss because at some point, every one of us did believe in himself, in his dream, in his boundless potential.  But something—someone even—happened.  And just like that, the grand edifice collapsed like a house of cards.

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keyhole

As many of you know, I’ve been devoting most of my free time to the book. It has been a tremendous undertaking, not so much in physical as in mental effort. I have literally had to hijack my mind each day to get even 1 minute of writing done.

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red speedometer

“You’re either first or you’re last.”
-Ricky Bobby from Talladega Nights

When I first heard this, I laughed because of its silly black-or-white stance on life. Obviously life comprises at least 50 shades of grey. But is that really true?

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lots of fresh eggs

Pain is your brain’s way of demanding change. Don’t waste your limited time on this earth trying to run away from it or trying to sweep it under the rug. If you don’t give it due respect, it will come back with a vengeance. You may feel the urge to stuff your face with food, to bury your blues with booze, to marinate your senses with unending titillations. But you mustn’t.

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rocky hill ahead

Your path is a blessed one. As long as you walk it, you will be accompanied by 2 guardian angels.

The first angel goes by many names: Your Inner Presence. Your Higher Self. Your Guiding Light. Your Muse.

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