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The subtle difference between being miserable, and being alive (short)

Alex Mathers
Dec 3, 2023


When I am miserable…

  • I am concerned about those who do not matter to me.
  • I put less into more.
  • I am transformed by emotion.
  • I create enough.
  • I am a victim.
  • I trust thought.
  • I try to impress.
  • I hedge.
  • I judge.

When I am alive…

  • I improve the lives of those that matter to me.
  • I put more into few.
  • I am guided by emotion.
  • I create relentlessly.
  • I am responsible.
  • I trust sensation.
  • I am useful.
  • I commit.
  • I observe.

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