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The Truth Is a Terrible Thing, but Not Compared to Falsehood

pursuit of a false narrative.Reality is at least somewhat objective, at least when it comes to basic facts.

Sure, you can interpret those facts as you’d like, but facts are facts.This story from Sheila does a great job of showing how our expectations can create an inner world that is too far removed from reality.

Sheila, from Chicago, begins to dream of moving to another city. After some online research (but not, however, actually visiting), she convinces herself that she’s found the perfect place.“All summer, I’ve felt my excitement growing about Raleigh-Durham… even though I didn’t even understand if they were one city or two.As June, July, and August passed, the story I told myself about utopian Raleigh grew.I noticed it happening.

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