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Alex Snow

When I am not writing, I am usually watching a terrible movie, sitting on a beach, or listening to stories from patrons at a dive bar.

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1. Get up after a seven hour Netflix binge and wonder where my day went. 2. Drink until four in the morning, especially if I have any plan to do something productive the next day. 3.

It is not easy being a “sensitive guy.” Boys are taught early on to be tough. Be the protector. Stand your ground and don’t let anything affect you. Anything other than that is seen as weak or incapable.

There is nothing wrong in finding entertainment or a thing that brings pleasure to our lives; that is a noble pursuit. The question to be asked is what is the cost of this entertainment?

That is the goal, right? To find happiness, to find purpose? Don’t shy away from it when you do.

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