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You don’t do it on purpose.
You’re just being you.
In fact, you’re holding back. Slowing down. Smiling. Being gracious. Stifling your curiosity and your perceptions. Carefully selecting from the scores of effervescent thoughts that continuously swirl around in your brain.
If they only knew how much you’re NOT showing.
And yet, you still scare them.
If they only knew that you just love to learn. You just love reading and research. You’re a pacifist, for heaven’s sake. You slept with the dictionary when you were five. (Unless, of course, your dictionary was on your phone. Then, you slept with Charlotte’s Web and Darwin’s Origin of the Species. But I digress.) How is that scary?
You’re not out to humiliate anyone or prove that you’re a superior being.
It’s just your nature to think a lot, to feel a…
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