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it is no sin to be angry.  the real sin is choosing to channel your anger to the emotional, physical, or psychological hurt or destruction of another.

the truest measure of maturity is how well you handle the things (and the people) that make you unhappy or uncomfortable.

childhood is undervalued by children, and grossly overvalued by adults.

your entire life is a series of choices; your days are shaped not just by the things you choose to react to, but how you choose to react. make better choices.

don’t depend on others for your happiness, unless of course you’re looking for a life of disappointment. perfect self-sufficiency before seeking external satisfaction.

don’t take anything personally.

don’t make the mistake of thinking that everyone you meet is a reflection of your motives. the single biggest mistake we make as human beings is assuming that everyone reacts to everything the exact way that we would. we are wrong, and it won’t kill us to admit it from time to time.

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