But bringing it up in a far off forum on the corner of the Internet is not the same as embodying it.

Your philosophy does not give you power.

Your rationalizations do not give you power.

You justifications do not give you power.

You have to have it. If you don’t, you have to get it.

But bringing it up in a far off forum on the corner of the Internet is not the same as embodying it.

Talking ABOUT pain is not the same as pain.

Empathizing with fictional characters that became strong through hardship and became powerful is not the same as becoming strong through hardship and becoming powerful.

You can’t cheat your way there. There’s no shortcuts.*

* caveat: There ARE shortcuts and cheats. That’s when you convince yourself that you’re something when you’re not. That’s when you convince others that you’re something when you’re not.
Have it? You have it. Don’t have it? You get it. But talking and thinking about it is just killing time before you die.

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