In the external world, we tend to know each other by our titles, our economic class, our degrees, our position in the family, our neigh borhoods, our race. I'm managing director of a chemical manufacturer, you say, but what you want to add is: I'm not really as much of a geek as that sounds. I'm a real estate broker, you say, knowing in your heart that you're a jewelry designer. You tell people how much you love being a stay-at-home mom, and it's true, but you find yourself wanting to add that you were accepted to a master's program ten years ago, even though you didn't go!
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