The Fear of Failure

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Failure. It is a word that instantly brings a negative emotional and physical response even when we read it. Failing a test feels bad and failing a class can feel even worse. But failing to get into the college you want or failing to achieve what you want in life seems like the worst thing…

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The Darkest Shade of Night

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I have an old iron box that holds things that are important to me. A pearl necklace my mother wore. A shark tooth from Mexico. A medal I earned once upon a time. It is a simple thing. Metal and fabric. It’s even kind of ugly. But it is a symbol of an important day…

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