A 20-Something Reject

Have those who played it safe learn to from being rejected? Or do they do so that they never have to know what’s it’s like to feel rejected in the first place?

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Eye Contact

Holding eye contact with someone can be scary—especially when you’re shy. I’ve had a problem with looking people in the eyes for a long time, but I’ve been getting better at it. It’s hardly a problem for my anymore, because I’ve practiced by forcing myself to look people right in their corneas.

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Existing in Fear

Truthfully, I have plenty of fears; that’s why I don’t do much of anything. I fear failure and loss and impairment. And a lot of the time, that’s the number one thing that I hate about myself. I let the part of me that lives in fear take care of the part that craves recklessness and adventure. The stick-in-the-mud would rather I exist in a safe, comfortable state, than actually, really live, and deal with the lows that are sure to follow.

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Uncomfortably Me

Hey guys! Okay, so I know that I have basically went MIA, and I apologize for that. I am increasingly growing behind on my 365-day personal writing challenge; I will be resuming that either tonight or tomorrow, depending on how this goes, and my state of being. I am really tired. (I know that’s a bad excuse, but oh well.)

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Small Talk

You’re alone, and you’re walking down an aisle at the store, or the street, or around your workplace, and someone is heading in your direction. You keep your head down, because you like to avoid awkward eye contact, but then you look up as the other person approaches because you don’t want to seem rude or weak. The other person opens their mouth for those four dreaded words:

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In A World Called Loneliness

“Loneliness is dangerous. It’s addicting. Once you see how peaceful it is, you don’t want to deal with people.”

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