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You don’t have to end up like everyone else.

Growing up, you were told there were a lot of things you couldn’t do.

If you were a woman, you couldn’t become president. If you were a man, you couldn’t cry. If you were an artist, you couldn’t expect to make any money. That’s just how it is, you were told. There are rules you have to follow.

Maybe you did follow the rules. Maybe you tried your best to be what everyone wanted you to be.

That’s what I did. I tried my hardest to make people like me, to be what everyone wanted me to be. I never said no to anyone, ever. Doing so meant not being a “good guy.” …


Anthony Moore

Writer for CNBC, Business Insider, Fast Company, Thought Catalog, Yahoo! Finance, and more.

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