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June 07, 2011


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That's how I know when someone is really worth listening, when they don't sound like a parrot. I think usually it's when that person really is doing what they're saying that their words transmit a meaning.


Oh this was an ouchie! Remember someone saying to me: all you do sit there with that stupid smile on your face. It's not like you're a Buddha,you know!



There's no formula or instruction for going straight. I agree with that!
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