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Just Fix It and Move Forward

The good news about making a mistake is that eventually, you learn that when you make one, you can trust yourself to just fix it and move forward.

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I admit I still sometimes struggle with admitting my mistakes. It’s something that I think we all struggle with at least sometimes, in part because certain mistakes are just harder to admit than others. Continue reading

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Never Let Words have Power Over You

Why do you let words have power over you? I heard from some readers after I wrote about the controversary of using either ‘the n-word’ or the actual word. Some were offended that I dared to say

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Words can hurt, and when you let them, they fester and become your master. To free yourself from the power of those words over you, take back the power through repeated use, until you have reduced them to mere words on paper.

nigger, even when calling it an offensive word. Some agreed that using substitutions for the word creates further barriers.

More than one suggested that using it repeatedly takes the power away from the word as a pejorative, the way homosexuals adopted use of the word queer and made it their own. (Remember, the original meaning of queer was ‘strange,’ or ‘odd,’ and only later did it become a slur.) Continue reading

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