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Thursday, November 11, 2010

Waterloo, Post Script

I wrote the other day about facing something of a personal Waterloo, and since that was so deep, meaningful and utterly filled with angst, I'm feeling compelled to write a follow-up.

Yes, the battle was enjoined and has concluded.  What was important here was that I faced the situation head-on and spoke my peace.  I did both.  Did I win?  No, not really in the most literal sense of the word; in fact, you could argue that I technically lost, at least at over the short-term. But in a bizarre sort of way I won just by getting through it.  What's more, I learned a few lessons along the way.

One of these lessons I described to a friend in the following manner:  problems in life are an awful lot problems with your teeth...the more you put them off, the more the painful and expensive the treatment becomes. 

Another lesson? Honesty is a powerful, powerful tool.

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