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#01: On certainty
This, I fear, is my letter to the world. Let it be known that at this point in time I am in possession of something of extreme value. Some might even call it the value. I am in possession of certainty. I know things, in fact, I know everything. This certainty is shared by many of my peers and it is a certainty that disallows any reason or logic to filter through to its steely resolve. It is the certainty that is born from youth.
It is the certainty that allows some to succeed in the face of adversity (if they are lucky) or other to flounder and fall because of their own willfulness to know only what they know. But perhaps that is too generalized. My prose is getting more flowery even as I sit here and think of it. We are
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It’s a startling thought but maybe there is some truth to it. Aren’t the religious supremacists certain of their God? I’d wager a guess that ISIS is certain of the worthiness of their cause as well.

Don’t misunderstand me dear reader; this stray thought did not change any of my opinions. I haven’t strayed from my ideals but my unshakable certainty has been vaguely tainted. In an era where we all have a picket sign and the pseudo-anonymity of the internet, it shouldn’t come as any surprise that the playing field is being tipped towards the opposite direction.

My point is this: perhaps thinking about it is enough. Very few of us want to admit to our uncertainty but maybe if we only thought about it in a conscious manner then we’d already be closer to avoiding past mistakes. I don’t presume to lecture anyone on anything though, being as all-knowing as I am.

No matter. This may be my letter to the world but it’s my first letter to the world and as the certainty of youth begins to fade and hindsight starts to kick in then perhaps we’ll have thought about it enough to make an actual

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