I told the new me:
"Meet me at the bus station and hold a sign that reads:
'Today is the first day of the rest of your life'"
But the old me met me with a sign that read:
"Welcome back"
Who you are is not a function of where you are.


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    General Commentthe last line says it all.
    deathofamoderniston October 28, 2005   Link
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    General Commentan addiction, to presuade oneself you have beat it, only to relapse "welcome back"
    to only look at youself as your position is false,
    "who you are is not a function of where you are"
    jillthewhoron August 11, 2006   Link
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    General Comment...
    "the last line says it all."
    i get this is your opinion and all, but god damn it i am sick of people who rehash just to get their two cents in.
    stop being borish people
    jillthewhoron February 06, 2008   Link
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    General Commentok ok, i am the borish one, i misread the timestamp since i'm simple and thought i was the first to write a comment, i suck and deathofamoderdnist isn't as annoying as i once thought, (i was droped alot as a child)
    jillthewhoron February 06, 2008   Link
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    General CommentVery similar to the teachings of the philosopher T. Adorno. The artist constantly feels homesick everywhere. It's not a bad thing to feel out of place or to clash with your surroundings.
    ^Debaseron June 23, 2008   Link
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    General Commentyou can't run away from your problems. just because you ran away to a new place doesn't mean your problems are gone. they'll just follow you there. "welcome back"
    Thursdayloveon October 13, 2009   Link
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    General CommentI think with "problems" we need to be more specific. You can make any number of changes to your living circumstances, but changing your own personality is one of the hardest and most futile things that you can attempt. No matter how self-aware we get, certain aspects of ourselves are beyond our own comprehension and control.

    The last line is the lesson: it's all about what you attach value to. Where you are (i.e. your external circumstances) will do nothing to change who you are as a person. Measuring yourself up external values is the wrong way to go about looking for happiness. One of the hardest, most unceasing, and yet most important lessons in life is coming to terms with yourself. It's ultimately more fulfilling to make the most out of the way you are. If anything, where you are should be a function of who you are, and not the other way round.
    nedologiston May 08, 2011   Link

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