Profound Change

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Change is good, they say, and like medicine, it’s often prescribed to solve problems. I cannot tell how many times I tried this remedy. I tried fewer carbs, more lean protein, a new fitness regime, a fresh hairstyle, new clothes—just to give myself a much-needed boost and create the impression of doing something worthwhile so that everything would change and be all right. I kept deceiving myself, and none of those quick fixes lasted long. In truth, it was never about the hairstyle or the types of food I ate, or whether I did sit-ups or ran on a treadmill.

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