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  • Sometimes my brain leaks. The effluent then leaves a stain on me, like a coffee stain, when I mindlessly dribble on my t-shirt.

    In mid conversation, with a person I barely knew, I blurted out this statement, in an attempt to sound impressive and intelligent:

    "God did not make life 'user friendly'. It’s supposed to be a challenge. If it were easy, few would strive for excellence. None would succeed."

    Pompous rhetoric it may be, but the utterance does come back to me when life gets rocky, as if some voice inside me wants me to remember where the wisdom came from; whenever I find myself looking down.

    The person to whom this was directed was not impressed.
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