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Cal states, "It's impossible to become less of yourself by doing something you really wanna do. You can only become less by not doing it." What do you think of this statement? Do you agree?

Created: 12/01/20

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davinamw

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Cal states, "It's impossible to become less of yourself by doing something you really wanna do. You can only become less by not doing it." What do you think of this statement? Do you agree?

Cal states, "It's impossible to become less of yourself by doing something you really wanna do. You can only become less by not doing it." What do you think of this statement? Do you agree?


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carolt

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RE: Cal states, "It's impossible to become less of yourself by doing something you really wanna do. You can only become less by not doing it." What do you think of this statement? Do you agree?

I agree. I hadn't thought of it quite that way before.


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momo

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RE: Cal states, "It's impossible to become less of yourself by doing something you really wanna do. You can only become less by not doing it." What do you think of this statement? Do you agree?

The statement itself is thought provoking and accurate!


Posted Dec. 06, 2020 Go to Top | Go to bottom | link | alert
Marcia S

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RE: Cal states, "It's impossible to become less of yourself by doing something you really wanna do. You can only become less by not doing it." What do you think of this statement? Do you agree?

I love that statement! Joe was becoming less of a person by running away, than by standing up for the things he wanted. The more he ran away from life, the less self-esteem he had and the lower he sank.


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alycet

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RE: Cal states, "It's impossible to become less of yourself by doing something you really wanna do. You can only become less by not doing it." What do you think of this statement? Do you agree?

Yes, I agree. If you don’t follow your desires, you loose a part of yourself.


Posted Dec. 07, 2020 Go to Top | Go to bottom | link | alert
kimk

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RE: Cal states, "It's impossible to become less of yourself by doing something you really wanna do. You can only become less by not doing it." What do you think of this statement? Do you agree?

As an alcoholic in recovery, I can attest that this isn't true. There are many days I really, really want to drink, but doing so does indeed make me "less" - less aware, less present for my family, less able to get things done. So no, I don't buy in to this one.


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Theresa

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RE: Cal states, "It's impossible to become less of yourself by doing something you really wanna do. You can only become less by not doing it." What do you think of this statement? Do you agree?

I really liked that line from the book when I first read it. I actually wrote it down. I think the sentences that followed those 2 sentences really explained it well: "And becoming less means you shrivel up and die inside. That's why you have to do s---. Especially s--- that scares the crap out of you. You know what I mean? You can only become more from that. More smart, more strong, more brave, more whatever. Even if you fail. That's the goal. To be more."


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Tonijb

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RE: Cal states, "It's impossible to become less of yourself by doing something you really wanna do. You can only become less by not doing it." What do you think of this statement? Do you agree?

Totally agree


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cathyoc

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RE: Cal states, "It's impossible to become less of yourself by doing something you really wanna do. You can only become less by not doing it." What do you think of this statement? Do you agree?

I agree that looking back on life, I have few regrets about chances I took and more regrets about opportunities I didn't purseue.


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peggyt

Join Date: 08/10/17

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RE: Cal states, "It's impossible to become less of yourself by doing something you really wanna do. You can only become less by not doing it." What do you think of this statement? Do you agree?

I think it is too all encompassing. If you want to do something that might be hurtful to yourself or someone else, then you become a better person or more yourself by resisting.


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