We have all experienced rejection, right? I recall a particular moment my freshman year of high school during lunch. After expressing something I believed in, my normal posse of friends picked up their trays and trekked to a different lunch table. I was left all alone. I remember feeling completely secluded, embarrassed and exposed. Not […]
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