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you can’t do both

You can be awesome, or you can have other people appreciate you, but you can’t do both.

You can conform to society, or you can be alone, but you can’t do both.

You can understand reality and truth itself deeply, or you can be understood by others, but you can’t do both.

You can be honest with people, or you can have them like you, but you can’t do both.

You can care about the suffering of others, or be free from suffering yourself, but you can’t do both.

You can like indoor activities or like spending time with possible romantic interests, but you can’t do both.

You can refuse to be ignored, or you can be ignored, but you can’t do both.

2 comments to you can’t do both

  • Katie Mae Scripps

    I am awesome, and other people appreciate me.

    Trying to conform to society is often the surest way to feel alone.

    I am beginning to understand reality and truth itself deeply, and it is helping others who are on similar journeys to better understand me.

    I am honest with people, and they often like me even more for it.

    I am working on finding a way to care about other people’s suffering without taking it on myself. But you’re right: this one is tricky.

    Is there really a direct relationship between indoor activities and spending time with possible romantic interests? Or just a perceived one based on a specific recent experience you’ve had?

    I refuse to be ignored. Some people still ignore me. I still refuse to be ignored.

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    • admin

      Sounds like the Abyss is out of sight for you at the moment. That happens. It’s hasn’t left, it’s just waiting for you to be ready.

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