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"I know myself better than anyone else. I don’t let anyone else’s opinions control what I do, what I wear, or what I say. Other people’s opinions are suggestions—take them or leave them." What 50-year-olds know that 20-year-olds often don’t (Ladders)

"It’s baffling that Gervais can have so much reverence for physical evolution and so little for intellectual evolution. He might find trans people silly, but you know who doesn’t? Teenagers." The World Is Evolving and Ricky Gervais Isn’t (The New York Times)

"Hughes’s films play constantly on television and are even taught in schools. There is still so much that I love in them, but lately I have felt the need to examine the role that these movies have played in our cultural life: where they came from, and what they might mean now." What About “The Breakfast Club”? (The New Yorker)

"I’m not sure it’s possible to justify my liaisons with married men, but what I learned from having them warrants discussion." What Sleeping With Married Men Taught Me About Infidelity (The New York Times)

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