When It Hurts So Much You Can’t Even Turn It Into Words

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I only ever experienced real writer’s block once in my life.

March 2014 was the worst month of my life. My grandfather died, my girlfriend broke up with me, my father decided to never speak with me again, and I had to struggle with quite a few serious health issues.

Not the end of the world, but the closest thing to my world ending I had ever experienced until then.

When it comes to writing, my mantra is, “Punch the damn keys.” I once wrote that, “if done right, tears turn into gold.”

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The Heart That Doesn’t Bend Gets Broken

Last night, I was reading an article and stumbled upon an interesting statistic: the average woman kisses fifteen men during her life. I told my girlfriend that, and she asked me how many girls I had kissed.

To be honest, I’ve always thought it to be quite futile to count such things. Not that I find the pursuit of love to be trivial by any means. Quite the opposite. But what difference does it matter how many girls a man kisses? And if it does matter, why does it matter?

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The 7 Habits of Highly Irresistible People

Irresistible. Defined as “too attractive and tempting to be resisted.

Too powerful.

Too convincing.

Impossible to avoid, to refuse. Impossible to ignore.

Admit it, being “irresistible” is something that sounds pretty awesome. Being that one person in a room full of people everyone listens to, that one person who walks around as if they are wearing a superhero’s cape around their shoulders.

And, contrary to popular belief, being this kind of attractive has little to do with looks. It’s more about habits. The habits you develop.

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I Wasted My Twenties Wishing For Someone to Ride or Die with Me

For a long time, there was only one group of people that I’d let define me: women.

Specifically, the women I was attracted to.

I’d fall in love too quickly, I’d compromise myself for a bit of attention. I’d call myself a romantic, thought my life was not complete unless I had a soulmate by my side.

After all, I was the one who wrote the following lines, “I could conquer the world with one hand, if only you’d hold the other.”

But you see, the romantics out there are also insecure, selfish, and quite misogynistic. I know, because I also kept asking myself what was wrong with women because they didn’t like me back.

Well, whenever you find yourself asking what’s wrong with something or someone, it’s far more probable there’s actually something wrong with you.

It took me most of my twenties to realize this.

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What I Learned from Heartbreak (And Why It’s The Best Thing that Can Happen to You)

Business gurus will tell you that failure is an integral part of success. Just so you remember you are mortal. You are not invincible. You will fail, you will have to try over and over again.

The same principle applies to love. You need to get your heart broken.


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