Quitters Finish First

Life's short. Books are long.

This week, I got a relieved text from a friend. He’d finally gotten to the end of a novel he’d been reading and he was so glad to be done. “136 chapters of tediousness!” he wrote—a stunning recommendation.

I was happy he was finally free (especially because his next read was Mister Impossible) but I couldn’t truly empathize with his struggle. You see, …

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