Learn to think for yourself and lift for yourself, yet still manage to serve other people. Let them be your motivators, but never your crutches. Your ego is not so fragile that failure will break it into a million pieces.
You will survive bad lifts, bad loves, and foolish choices.
And you will survive finding new friends, if the old ones are holding you back.
Be careful, very careful, of the company you keep. These people are also helping to determine your destiny.
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