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Life Is Math-Not Magic - Darius Foroux

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Life Is Math-Not Magic - Darius Foroux
Some say life is like chess, running a marathon, or playing a video game. I like those simplified looks on life because it's already complicated enough. But even though those ideas are fun, they don't provide a practical strategy to base your life on.

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