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The Envy Two-Step is so easy to learn, you’re probably already doing it.

Just want something your partner has, then shame yourself for wanting. This will make you confused, which will make you angry. Blame your partner.

This dance works best when your partner has no idea you’re doing it.

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There is only one certainty in life: It ends.

If you’re like most people, you’re afraid to face that simple fact. You don’t want to believe that the world could go on existing without you. But deep down, you know it’s true.

“No, I don’t. I have faith in a life after this one.”

Your faith depends on currying the goodwill of a being so vast and incomprehensible that it was capable of creating the entire universe. Are you really so desperate to avoid death that you’ll prostrate yourself before the first being with magic powers that can spin a good bullshit story? Is death that scary?

It’s just death.

It’s always been here.

It will still be around when you leave.

Take a moment, and think about that. Consider what it means that your life has an end. Your friends’ lives have ends. The planet’s life has an end. It’s only a matter of when, and where, and how.

If you’re trying to wiggle your way out of it, stop. The best you can do is give yourself more time, and buying more time so you can buy more time later is a fool’s errand.

What’s still worth it?

Here’s the really scary part:

The answer to that question is entirely up to you.

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Are you watching closely?

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Told in metaphor to guard against warlock spies

And because each one is unique

Like a flower

Lacuna, or “Opening”

Dispute

Distraction

Separation

Reckoning

Gut check

Showdown

Punchline

Issues forth from a hole in reality

Many tales are told about its precise nature but no one is sure

Contains both agony and ecstasy / some tales are true, some false

Turn back after this point, and you will self-destruct

You must reach here to truly understand the vortex

Here you will lose something important

Fear

Beyond this point no one has ever returned

This also serves as the official explanation for my lack of professionalism on this blog.