Here’s something you might find interesting: Elements of Style

Lately I’ve been wondering about the term ex. If you are divorced there is someone in your life that has assumed this moniker. There are men in my past that fall under the title of old boyfriend; which sorta connotes residual fondness, a cherished memory. Perhaps we outgrew each other but I still think of that person as some integral charater in a chapter of my life. Ex is different. It not just a former somebody from another time in your life, it encompasses a whole life you built with someone….

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If a man is offered a fact which goes against his instincts, he will scrutinize it closely, and unless the evidence is overwhelming, he will refuse to believe it. If, on the other hand, he is offered something which affords a reason for acting in accordance to his instincts, he will accept it even on the slightest evidence. The origin of myths is explained in this way. – Bertrand Russell

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