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The 54th Deadline: Buying Your Look

The 54th Deadline: Buying Your Look

The 54th Deadline: Regardless of failure or success, you learn. Life grants people so many chances to get it right.  How one looks, as in how they dress, says a lot about them in a moment’s notice. At the very least, you can assume so much about someone based solely on their perceived financial class. Someone dressed nicely could be well-off or higher. Someone who dresses modestly or lower could be on the poorer end. Obviously, it is not nice to judge,…

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The 54th Deadline: Spite

The 54th Deadline: Spite

Today at work, our new guy just quit in the middle of his shift. Straight up, he just left when he went on break, but he never came back. I could not help but feel spiteful and resentful for it. For one thing, as someone who suffered a crazy bout with depression for many years DUE to being long-term unemployed, I am annoyed to see such behavior. You see, I think of work as a privilege. As in, I believe it…

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The 54th Deadline: Expenses

The 54th Deadline: Expenses

The older I get, the more I have learned how much everything costs. When I was a kid, rightfully so, I was blissfully ignorant. Like most children, everyday things like toothpaste and whatnot did not come out of my allowance. Well, actually, I never got an allowance. Still, my parents took care of that. But now as an adult myself, I definitely can feel my wallet hurting every time I have to buy random stuff from the store just to…

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The 54th Deadline: Pressure

The 54th Deadline: Pressure

When you become too comfortable in life, you become too complacent. When you become too complacent, your likelihood of deviating from your normal routine wanes. And when this all happens, we find ourselves “stuck” in place. Now, this does not necessarily have to be a bad thing per se. However, over the years, I have learned that life can put the pressure on you to “motivate” you to think twice about everything. To survive or to thrive – these are…

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The 54th Deadline: Generosity

The 54th Deadline: Generosity

Do you know that show “Undercover Boss?” Yeah, it is the totally staged show about high-ranking executives going undercover at their businesses. The formula is predictable, but I still like the show for what it is. In particular, my favorite moments are near the end where the boss “rewards” their loyal employees. Job promotions. Money. Vacations. And so forth. The bosses usually base the rewards on A) how much a given employee has contributed to the company and B) if…

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The 54th Deadline: Money

The 54th Deadline: Money

There are people out there who say money isn’t everything. I am not one of those people. The fact is, money is important for a lot of reasons beyond paying the bills. In a different sense, our lives play out entirely different the more $$$ we have to our name. Let me first start off by saying that I grew up on the “poor” side at first. Not dirt poor, but my family did not have a lot of random…

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The 54th Deadline: The Frog in the Well

The 54th Deadline: The Frog in the Well

Last night, I watched an anime where a character said this particular idiom: “The frog in the well.” The saying refers to a frog that spends its whole life inside of a well. All the frog knows is what is inside of the well – nothing more or nothing less. In other words, the moral of the story talks about how an ignorant person does not know anything outside of their world. As of late, I can relate to this…

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