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What do you do if the type of person you attract—or are attracted to—isn’t the type of person who makes you happy? Asking for a past life.

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We are telling kids who are good at school that they have better opportunities than others (and kids that are not good at school that they are doomed). Then we are telling kids who are good at school to stay … Continue reading

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65. Dear Don Draper, I’m a young, beautiful and intelligent woman who decided to use my brain to succeed instead of using my daddy’s money to find a nice husband. I have no problem meeting interesting men, but I tend to want what I can’t have. Should I still pursue marriage even though the institution is a sham?

whatwoulddondraperdo: First you have other things to consider—the principal being your father’s money. Does your partner love that? Or your youth, beauty and intelligence? All, some or just one of these reasons is enough for most people, but a true marriage is built on a greater (some say the … Continue reading

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I’m tired of things improving incrementally through experience. I just want to achieve a symbolic success and then ride off into the sunset…. The problem, though, is that sunset turns into night, and then the next day is just a … Continue reading

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The Equation of Life s/rent/mortgage/ or s/rent/landowner’s share of tenant’s crops/ et cetera, et cetera, mutatis mutandi, et ceteraaaa, et ceteraaa

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The [academic] job market is brutal, we all know that. Grad school is a gamble, and most people shouldn’t take it — a good thing to point out. But this business of “The Big Lie” … deliberately brainwashing students about … Continue reading

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