I want you always to remember me. Will you remember that I existed, and that I stood next to you here like this?
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Some things, you know, if you say them, it makes them not true?
Time passes slowly. Nobody says a word, everyone lost in quiet reading. One person sits at a desk jotting down notes, but the rest are sitting there silently, not moving, totally absorbed. Just like me.
Distance might not solve anything, no matter how far you run.
A life without pain: it was the very thing I had dreamed of for years, but now that I had it, I couldn't find a place for myself within it. A clear gap separated me from it, and this caused me great confusion. I felt as if I were not anchored to this world - this world that I had hated so passionately until then; this world that I had continued to revile for its unfairness and injustice; this world where at least I knew who I was. Now the world ceased to be the world, and I had ceased to be me.
If you think about it, an unfair society is a society that makes it possible for you to exploit your abilities to the limit.
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