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Where Are Your Limitations? - James Altucher

Socially Imposed Limitations

Our fear of social condemnation is a limitation imposed on us by society. But it is also a source of excitement, as evidenced by the popularity of media portraying characters breaking social expectations.

Exploring the edge of your fear is the only way to learn and improve and to combat the brainwashing that society constantly imposes on you.

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