One of the most important changes I’ve made this year is to stop answering “how are you?” with “I’m fine” when I’m not fine, when things aren’t OK. Why should I lie to myself, my family, my friends, even strangers? Besides, it comes off as disingenuous; people can tell that you’re lying, that something is bothering you. This constant dishonesty can also push away people who genuinely care about you.
I said this lie because I didn’t want to talk about what was bothering me at the time. I didn’t want people, especially associates and strangers, to pry into my life. I felt ashamed to be going through a tough time. I’m an adult; I’m supposed to have this life thing all figured out by now.
Ain't no love
In the heart of the city.
Ain't no love
When a job can't be found.
When the steel rib cage
That protected the people
Has been broken down.
Greetings and salutations!
It's the end of 2016, and time for the "best of" lists to come flying. I'll participate by listing the best books I've read in 2016. This isn't a list of my favorite books that were published this year, but the best books I read in 2016, regardless of the date of original publication.
Without further ado, here's the list (in no particular order).
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