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Our Common Humanity

Our Common Humanity

We all carry the same sorrows. We delight in the same joys. Each one of us wants to be happy and avoid suffering. We all wake up in the morning, throw the covers off, brush our teeth, get dressed, and take on the day. We all struggle through our to-do lists. We remind ourselves of the phone calls we need to make, and the bills we need to pay. We think there are so many things that differentiate us, but in reality, we are mostly similar. We are, essentially, all the same.
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Being All In : On Love and Vulnerability

Being All In : On Love and Vulnerability

If you look back on your life, I’d venture to say that a lot your best moments were when you were at your most vulnerable.

When I was 17, I fell in love for the first time. Although it’s hard to remember, I think we had gone on four or five date-like outings, and still no kiss. After the, let’s say, fifth date, we were standing outside his house by my car. We had been talking for two hours. It was late. I got in my car to drive home, and he started walking inside. I was almost out of his driveway when I thought, “This is bullshit.” I reversed the car, parked, got out, walked up to him and kissed him. I was shaking. It comes to mind as one of the most vulnerable moments of my life, and one of the best.
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