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“To be left alone on the tightrope of youthful unknowing is to experience the excruciating beauty of full freedom and the threat of eternal indecision.  Few, if any, survive their teens.  Most surrender to the vague but murderous pressure of adult conformity.  It becomes easier to die and avoid conflict than to maintain a constant battle with the superior forces of maturity.” 

- Maya Angelou, I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings

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