What It Really Means To Never Take It Seriously And Never Get Hurt

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You used to be good at making the best of a bad situation. When you were younger, you received Penny Lane’s Almost Famous speech like it was gospel, your eyes just as bright and big and ever-happy as hers: “If you never take it seriously you never get hurt, if you never get hurt you always have fun, and if you ever get lonely just go to the record store and visit your friends.”

That logic made sense to you, the logic of self-determined happiness. You thought you’d always try to be honest and fun, entertaining and charismatic. You decided to be a friend, to be someone the girls—or anyone really—could turn to when they had problems.

But you? You never wanted to be the girl with problems. You’d deal with your own problems yourself, you thought. You’d never take it seriously—you’d never let your problems interfere with…

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