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If you make stories from your life

into stories

prematurely, everything will depend

on charm or power.

Power: everyone will laugh

each time

as if it were the first, until you lose it.

Charm: everyone will laugh

because they like you, until

you’re old. If you have neither,

the most you can hope

is to bore your kids.