I Wonder About People That I Can’t Ever Possibly Know

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Gnossiene: noun

A moment of awareness that someone you’ve known for years still has a private and mysterious inner life, and somewhere in the hallways of their personality is a door locked from the inside, a stairway leading to a wing of the house that you’ve never fully explored, an unfinished attic that will remain maddeningly unknown to you,  » Read more

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Are You Superstitious? Are You Scared to Talk About Certain Things? Do You Believe It Always Risks Self-Fulfilling Prophecy?

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It was a common occurrence at the office I worked at to not talk about difficult things.

If there was an elephant in the room, you were just supposed to let the damn thing be.

If the emperor walked in naked, no way were you supposed to let anyone know.

Just act natural.  » Read more

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