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About six months ago I drove home thinking, “what life is my direction going in, and am I happy?”

Well, after contemplation, yes I was indeed happy, but there was still room for improvement. As for my life’s direction, it felt like I was navigating with a broken compass. Then I thought to myself again, “what can I do better and what can I change?” Then my mind time-warped back to childhood and the moments when I was most carefree. And then I explored those memories of carefreeness (which is apparently a word, something I have concluded based on my Macbook’s absent attempt to autocorrect it) and what the most foundational element was to feeling so…free. And what I found was this:

As a kid, I just didn’t give a sh*t.

That’s not to say I was a rebel, unruly, or a problem child, it’s to say that when I was a child I…

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