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"serendipity
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(noun) Deemed as one of the most beautiful words in the English language, meaning an aptitude for making desirable discoveries by accident. It is voted as one of the top ten hardest English words to translate.

  • Etymology: It was first coined by Horace Walpole in 1754. In a letter he wrote to a friend Walpole explained an unexpected discovery he had made by reference to a Persian fairy tale, The Three Princes of Serendip. The princes, he told his correspondent, were “always making discoveries, by accidents and sagacity, of things which they were not in quest of.”
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I keep thinking oh man, I’m so immature. How am I allowed to be an adult.

Then I spend time with teenagers.

And it’s like, wow, okay, yeah. I am an adult. I am so adult. Look at me adulting all over the place.

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“”The best friend is the man who in wishing me well wishes it for my sake.””

- Aristotle.

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"And it isn’t that I’m so unhappy I don’t want to live anymore. That’s not what it feels like. It feels more like I’m tired and bored and the party’s gone on too long and I want to go home. I feel flat and there doesn’t seem to be anything to look forward to, so I’d rather call it a day."

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"I’m tired… I’m so tired. I thought I just needed a night’s sleep, but it’s more than that."

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"Perfection breeds pessimism."

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  • "For a procrastinator of my kind, perfection (or something negligibly close to it) thereby becomes the only result that allows one to be comfortable with himself. A procrastinator becomes disproportionately motivated by the pain of failure. So when you consider taking anything on, the promise of praise or benefit from doing something right are overshadowed by the (disproportionately greater) threat of getting something wrong. Growing up under such high expectations, people learn to associate imperfection or criticism with outright failure, and failure with personal inadequacy.

    A person who does not have this neurosis might wish they didn’t make a mistake, whereas the neurotic procrastinator perceives the error as being a reflection of their character…”

Cain, David. “Procrastination Is Not Laziness.” Thought Catalog

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"When I look at the world I’m pessimistic, but when I look at people I am optimistic."

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