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Feb 17, 2020
—Ralph Waldo Emerson
Getting older has a lovely way of making all that matter less. Now, I know I'm just a little quirky. And everyone else I know is quirky too. Some people are really very good at interacting with others, and some people are just terrible at it. The vast majority of us fall somewhere in between. The fact is we're all a bunch of well-intentioned weirdos just trying to do our best in any given situation.
A while back I decided to embrace my quirks, and what happened was now I recognize and appreciate quirks in others too. People are endlessly fascinating, usually endearing, and always at their best when their guard is down and they're just being themselves.
As someone once said, always be yourself. Everyone else is already taken.