December 18, 2022 | Issue #47
1 Quote. 1 Reflection 1 Question.
"You can't pickpocket a naked man."
From: Ed Calderon
Source: The Lex Fridman Podcast
Everyone has skeletons in the closet.
Right now someone is hiding a fifth of whiskey in their car pretending they are sober.
Right now someone is breaking up with their partner secretly because they feel unworthy of love.
Right now someone is crying in their car dreading walking into the office.
Right now someone is extending their credit line for Christmas to hide the financial struggle from the kids.
Right now someone is cheating on their exam to hide the fact they aren't the smartest in class.
Right now someone is lying to their mom saying they feel "alright" when deep down they feel hopeless.
Some skeletons are harder to face than others. But, when we take them out of the closet and display them proudly, life gets easier.
When we do this, pressure, guilt, worry, anxiety, and the fear of people finding out wash away. No one or thing will have power over us anymore.
When we have nothing to give, nothing can be taken.
Is there something lingering in your head that you need to get out?
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Each issue contains 1 Quote, 1 Reflection, and 1 Question each meant to guide you on the next step forward in your life towards improvement.
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