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Not what to-do, what to become.

by Layne on October 20, 2013   |  FacebooktwitterTumblr

The best advice I've ever gotten. When trying to plan out what you want to do with your life, don't think about the job you want to have, think of what kind of person you want to become.

Words of my favorite English teacher.


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