“When someone seeks . . . then it easily happens that his eyes see only the thing that he seeks, and he is able to find nothing, to take in nothing because he always thinks only about the thing he is seeking, because he has one goal, because he is obsessed with his goal. Seeking …

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I’ve gone on a handful of first dates this past month, all of them completely sober. It’s been…different. Alcohol has been a wonderful way of keeping my anxiety at bay and to portray confidence rather than nervous awkwardness. Alcohol has been the major contributor to every single romantic relationship I’ve ever had dating back to …

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