Stoic is the Leader

When I was younger I used to wear my emotions on my sleeve.  When I was excited, I was super excited and bounced off the walls like a pinball in an arcade machine.  When I was upset I sulked.  Every criticism was a direct attack and I let it show.  You never needed to ask…

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