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"“The challenge of entitlement is that no one is born this way (other traits, like introversion, extraversion, and agreeableness, are, in part, temperamental and, as such, inborn). People learn it. It is developed because someone told them it is okay.”" 2 hours, 42 min ago

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"Pretty good. Good explanation after the dialogue on usage. There’s a free accompanying audio." Feb 23, 2021 07:05PM

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Édouard Levé
“Only the living seem incoherent. Death closes the series of events that constitutes their lives. So we resign ourselves to finding a meaning for them. To refuse them this would amount to accepting that a life, and thus life itself, is absurd. Yours had not yet attained the coherence of things done. Your death gave it this coherence.”
Édouard Levé, Suicide

Nir   Eyal
“Fun is looking for the variability in something other people don’t notice. It’s breaking through the boredom and monotony to discover its hidden beauty.”
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Virginia Woolf
“Let us consider letters—how they come at breakfast, and at night, with their yellow stamps and their green stamps, immortalized by the postmark—for to see one's own envelope on another's table is to realize how soon deeds sever and become alien. Then at last the power of the mind to quit the body is manifest, and perhaps we fear or hate or wish annihilated this phantom of ourselves, lying on the table.”
Virginia Woolf, Jacob's Room

Ron Chernow
“that he “would sell his soul for money and he would be right, for he would be exchanging dung for gold.” 32 Napoleon expressed this sentiment more concisely, calling Talleyrand “a pile of shit in a silk stocking.”
Ron Chernow, Alexander Hamilton

Roberto Bolaño
“I no longer ask for all the loneliness of love or the tranquility of love or for the mirrors.”
Roberto Bolaño, Antwerp

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