It is sometimes an appropriate response to reality to go insane.
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This is the inevitable fate of the sentimentalist. All his opinions change into their opposites at the first brush of reality.
Sometimes you think you want something, when in reality you need to let it go.
Sometimes reality comes crashing down on you. Other times reality simply waits, patiently, for you to run out of the energy it takes to...
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