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This morning you woke up and you realized you've changed, that the person that used to smile back at you in the mirror is different. The world's been getting a little bit bigger every day, fractionally, bit by bit. Not enough to notice, never enough to notice.

None of this is new, exactly. You've had moments all through your life where you're afraid of the person you've become. What is new is this: you're happy with this person you've become. The smile in the mirror is sincere, for the first time in your life. There's a beautiful world of dreams and lies out there, and finally, finally, you're someone who knows how to navigate that world.