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I can't say I've been there, but I've certainly been to the same city. It's why I now work part time. We don't achieve anything without goals and aspirations, but it's easy to get crushed under the weight of too many. Jesse is a fantastically talented guy, and - in one of life's little perverse twists - that's exactly what makes him vulnerable. Those who are most gifted and most able tend to develop the highest expectations, both internally and on behalf of those they love. It's tough to feel like you've fallen short, even when you realize the goal was unrealistic or that others would have been happier for you not to try. It takes a real adult to engage with these issues, and something more to share the process with the world as Jesse has done. That's courage right there.

I doubt that Jesse will ever read this. I sure wouldn't if I were in his position, because this is exactly the kind of non-supportive community he was talking about. Nonetheless, I'll say I'm glad to see he's moving forward once more, still kicking ass even when his legs are sore. Good to have you back, dude.




I did. And thank you - you hit the nail on the head with "It's tough to feel like you've fallen short, even when you realize the goal was unrealistic or that others would have been happier for you not to try."

As for the rest, simply thank you - and yeah, I shouldn't be reading the comments ;)




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