Enraptured Reality

Phantasm. Bewilderment. Clairvoyance.


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To Be Resilient, Don’t Be Too Virtuous (a speech by Adam Grant) | Thrive Global

This article was such a good read that I had to share it here.

I thought I was done with homework when I finished grad school. But I wanted to be prepared for my commencement speech. So I did what any self-respecting social scientist would do. I started reading studies of graduation speeches. And I decided I would give a graduation speech about graduation speeches.

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How do you know?

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How do you know

if you are still alright?

If you are still fine,

if you are still on track of your line,

when all you see

and all you feel

is something you cannot understand;

I feel wrong,

maybe sad, or down, or tired,

and I can’t even say why;

It’s like the mystery of a prism,

or the darkness of the shadow —

the questions of light.

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Recollection: How nice are you?

I get it. Others’ feelings aren’t your responsibility, but hey, haven’t you realized that we are all connected in a circle that never ends and in one way or another we really affect each other’s lives? (WARNING: SPOILERS AHEAD.)

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Last week, I binge-watched the series Thirteen Reasons Why. I’ve read a lot of reviews about it, both good and bad, inviting people to watch vs refraining people to watch it — I gave in to the former, because it was really intriguing and the theme really caught my attention. I won’t lose anything anyway, and it’s so easy to stop if ever I wouldn’t like what I was watching.

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