If I think of myself as the protagonist of my life story, many self-defeating behaviors don't make sense. If I think of myself as the author, then moments of jarring foolishness can be interpreted as a desperate novelist's tricks. Better to break the character than to let him win
before Act III, or depending on the genre, ever.
Mastodon instance for attendees of Refactor Camp, and members of various online/offline groups that have grown out of it. Related local groups with varying levels of activity exist in the Bay Area, New York, Chicago, and Austin.
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