Highlight the necessity for human contact

Highlight the necessity for human contact

Koontz writes in his suspense novel about a father who loved his car more than his family:Harlo had nobody to whom he could give the love that he lavished on the car. A can’t return the love you give it, but if you’re lonely enough, maybe the sparkle of the chrome, the luster of the paint and the purr of the engine can be mistaken for affection. Have you ever made that mistake? Turning turn to material things because they’re more predictable...
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There is no such thing as innocence, only degrees of guilt

Think about the biggest drama queen you know. Do they spin small anxieties into outsize disasters? Do they cry wolf at the slightest sign of trouble? Do they assume disaster is around every corner? Do they spin everything into a vortex of negative thought? Do they take minor provocations as personal affronts? Do they believe they are the only one to ever experience bad events? Do they have zero sense of proportion? Do they overuse hyperbole to the point of...
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Is it authentic connection, or just another meme?

Few things bring me more joy than videos of unlikely animal pairs romping or snuggling. Goats and rhinos, pigs and cats, deer and foxes, tortoises and terriers, monkeys and tigers, parrots and hippos, few things in the world are more adorable than interspecies friendships. Disney animated movies, eat your heart out. The question is, did the animals work out a common language, or is it just another cute internet meme? Have these unlikely pairs become inseparable pals because of a...
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When our very sense of self broadens and deepens

When somebody makes the comment, you're all over the map, that's not an insult, it's a compliment. Because none of us are fixed artistic entities. The world wants to govern our growth by insisting that we never diversify. People want to pathologize anything that's diverse and experimental. But the reality is, we're not supposed to be one thing in this life. Having a clean and linear and tidy career narrative is extremely rare. What’s important is that we honor our...
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Understand which moments belong to you

Linklater is one of my favorite filmmakers because he is notoriously allergic to plot. In many of his interviews, he explains that plot is this agreed upon structure we all sign up for hang moments on. It's this contract with the audience. And although people think they want it, it's really just a fake thing that they create that assumes life is going to give them closure. But the reality is, life doesn't have a plot. There may be turns...
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