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Cooling Our Temper Minute Meditations
If being ourselves means letting our frustration loose too easily, we would do well to work harder at not being so much ourselves. A simple social rule: Treat those closest with the same demeanor reserved for those less close.
— from Fighting Mad

Wednesday, June 18, 2014
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