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He had told her one day that he avoided comparing himself with others; but there are moments when you’re forced to do so, when the others force you to it. And then you begin asking yourself unnecessary questions: "Who am I actually? What am I worth?" It’s agonizing, it’s useless. And yet, perhaps it’s cowardly never to ask oneself such questions.
Simone de Beauvoir, from The Mandarins (via violentwavesofemotion)

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