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Re: awesome

From: Russ Hicks
Date: 16 Oct 2004
Time: 21:12:48 -0500
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Hi Sarah, ----- You said, "Wow, isn't that amazing. I'm a person who tends to think a lot that people will remember anything and everything that has embarrassed me." Boy howdy, welcome to being a human being! I thought the exact same thing. (And so does 99% of everyone else.) It turns out that that's just not right. People are FAR more concerned about their OWN problems than they are about yours! If you think about it, it makes sense, but it's really humbling to realize that what is awesomely important to YOU, can be almost insignificant to other people. I still marvel at that to this day. ------------------- Good observation! Your challenge now is to try to convince your future clients of that truth. They'll look at you like you're crazy! "Come on, Ms. Moss. People will always look at me like I'm an idiot just because I stutter." And that's a tough nut to crack. People who stutter (and people everywhere, I guess) will always try to superimpose their own feelings about themselves onto others. And that's just not right. It's extremely difficult to believe otherwise, but that's the problem you're facing. It's painful to admit that YOU are wrong, even if that means you have to admit you're a better person than you've always thought you were. Been there, done that... It's a truly amazing realization. ------------------- Good observation, Sarah. Thanks for reading my paper. I hope you're enjoying the conference. Good luck in school! ------------------- Russ,, Dallas, Texas, 972-881-1451 home, 972-489-6169 cell, My home page: NSA home page:

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