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BREAKING THROUGH THE WALL

Above every sport, tennis is my favorite. I started playing when I was 6. Back then, I lived in Paris with my mom and her husband. In our neighborhood, there was a big country club with tennis courts and a wall. One summer, I was playing there with my friend close to the tennis courts,...

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ODE TO IMPERFECTION

Imperfection is beauty, madness is genius and it’s better to be absolutely ridiculous than absolutely boring. – MARILYN MONROE – According to the dictionary, the word “perfection” has the following definitions: the condition, state, or quality of being free or as free as possible from all flaws or defects. A person or thing perceived as...

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GRATITUDE or THE CHESSHIRE CAT’S SMILE

It’s obviously easy to be grateful when things go well, so how can we still be grateful when they don’t? Life can be very challenging at moments, there are always times in which we have to overcome obstacles and hurdles and the attitude we face them with is the real game changer. I believe we...

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AUTHENTICITY or FLAVORS OF THE COUNTRYSIDE

In existentialism, authenticity was considered the degree to which one is true to one’s own personality despite external pressures. When I was a kid, my family and I would often go to visit my Grandma’s sister who lived in the countryside. Her and my Grandma and had been raised in an orphanage run by nuns....

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EMPATHY or BEING A PROSTITUTE IN CUBA

It’s got to do with putting yourself in other people’s shoes and seeing how far you can come to truly understand them. I like the empathy that comes from acting. – Christian Bale – In 2005 I went to Cuba for a short vacation. Fidel Castro was still president by then and life for Cubans...

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