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Reading this essay, I wish I had read it much earlier. A younger me would have had fewer problems as a teacher, a scholar, and later an adman if I had had the good sense not to try to show off everything I thought I knew every time I spoke up.image

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Reflections in the Aratama

image Taken from the Shin Yokohama Doori bridge over the Aratama River near Okanomachi in Yokohama.


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