Listening fatigue

Off the Beat

In a way, I started to feel more connected to the world around me — the world that I tried to take myself out of through music.
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Jack of all trades

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As is typical of the overachiever burnout, I have a habit of abandoning activities, both big and small, if I am not immediately good at them. 
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Home is where the soup is

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Our traditions would be the same no matter where we lived, how old I was or if I had my own bed.I look forward to furthering traditions on my visits home.
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My year as a failed dropout

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I never wanted to look back, to imagine myself returning to the study of economics, head hung, tail between my legs. That would have felt like failure.
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1-star opinions

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At restaurants, I would routinely ask to sample everyone’s dish, make some unsophisticated mental notes about texture and taste, and then focus on the crux of my review: the time with my family.
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