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katgleason:

My favorite thing about building a product is that it is really hard. It is hard for a lot of different reasons, but one that has become blatantly obvious is that communication is not something that comes naturally to human beings. We like to think it does, but it doesn’t.

And in most cases in…

Great insight for all business people hoping to “bridge the divide” between geeks & business-types

There are lessons to be found here but mostly I do this so you can know me. Lately, as I write these, I realize they are as much for me as they are for you. This is the one place I can be completely open. The pen and paper has no judgment, no vote, it simply receives my truth and allows me to turn the page. And today, this is my truth.

I am terrified a great deal of the time; afraid of what I’ve done, of what I’m doing, and of what I might have to do. It’s not a crippling fear, in fact it’s just the opposite: I thrive on it, I crave it. I need that rush of terror to get me out of bed in the morning. It’s in my DNA… I think what brings me the most sorrow is that I’ve learned to justify this behavior. I always find a reason, a cause, a need, that allows me the karmic lubrication to stuff my guilt into a savage compartment. I’ve become the thing, the one I hated.

And with that awareness comes periods of days, sometimes weeks, when I have to avoid looking into a mirror. My self hate is so deep, so palpable, I fear I’ll lunge at my own image, shatter the glass and cut myself with shards of broken reflection… Now my doubt and sense of fraudulence bark so loudly in my head that most of the time I can’t hear anything else. Love, camaraderie, freedom, all the things I want from this life are lost in the din.
Jax Teller, ‘Sons of Anarchy’ (via sillyannabanana)
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