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* be brave enough to break your own heart
* do not surrender all your joy for an idea you used to have about yourself that is not true anymore
* and the moment has arrived at which you are finally ready to change
* 8 of 10 things you have decided about yourself at the age of 20 will over time prove to be false. The other 2 things will prove to be so true that you will look back in 20 years and howl.
* Romantic love is not a competetive sport