They’re degrees of freedom. Self-control means impetus from within rather than from without. Agility is flexibility, nimble, quick response. Freedom is, of course, a complicated thing to put into a few words but it’s a combination of “freedom to” and “freedom from”. Power though? Looking at basic dictionary definition, the only possible fit is “ability to act or produce an effect” but that’s not even quite correct. It’s not so much results oriented but rather a “free space”. Even agility isn’t results-oriented but response oriented. Abilities of self. Maybe that is a form of power but I don’t see it as a “working against” force but your own null space.

They’re degrees of freedom.
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Possibly. My name always makes my ears perk up a little but despite looking up the history of my name (names), I didn’t assign any particular significance to it. I could have been named Matthew. Never “took” to nicknames. I don’t use them except in nonsense words to animals or babies and I don’t care if people assign a nickname to me. I suppose had I been raised in a house or community where a person’s name established “something about themselves”, I might. But I wasn’t, so my name could just have well have been Gryphaltor.

Possibly. My name always
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Watching Gillette commercial a second time. First time through, I was looking for things to critique, as I’ve done with any social awareness campaign from whatever the source. That’s my ‘liberal social justice nerdy side’, finding what could have been better. Now I’ll watch it with another pair of eyes, not expecting impossible perfection this time. Going after #boyswillbeboys is a bold move but having seen “boys will be boys” defenses actually resulting in adult men getting away with torturing animals, children, women, small group conspiracy crimes in US courts, addressing it is wise.

Watching Gillette commercial a
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