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    Jaded

    There was a time I knew who I was. It was very long ago, back when I was still in grade school. Back then – back in the 90’s – I could care less if people liked me. I was comfortable in my own skin, as weird as it was, and I thrived on moving through life to the beat of my own drum. It was a period in which I made many forgettable enemies, but also made many unforgettable friends. Those who gravitated toward me were those who saw me for who I truly was and found they enjoyed that version of David Alderman. Those who hated me hated…

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    Dissatisfied With The Satisfying

    “What you’re supposed to do when you don’t like a thing is change it. If you can’t change it, change the way you think about it. Don’t complain.” – Maya Angelou Today is a good a time as any to confess something to all of you: I complain. A lot. What’s funny, is I don’t even notice I’m complaining most of the time. But my wife does. My friends do. Strangers hear it. As the years have moved on, I’ve grown into more and more of an introvert. I’m not sure why that is. I guess I’ve just experienced so much heartache and so many struggles that I just don’t…

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    A Dangerous Comparison

    It’s tough nowadays to look around at our society and feel or experience the sting of jealousy. We see a friend acquire a brand new house when we’re still eeking by in an apartment two sizes too small for us. We see the couple who has barely known each other for two months already planning their wedding when we’ve been waiting for Mr/Mrs Right since 1905. We see the successes of our peers – promotions, more money, worldwide fame – and we’re still working 70 hours a week in our basement crafting Youtube videos we hope will garner more than five followers this week. Comparison runs abound. It’s easy to…