old wounds

“Some old wounds never truly heal, and bleed again at the slightest word.”
― George R.R. Martin, A Game of Thrones

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who you are

“Never forget what you are, for surely the world will not. Make it your strength. Then it can never be your weakness. Armour yourself in it, and it will never be used to hurt you.”
― George R.R. Martin, A Game of Thrones

Language

"There are no synonyms"~Theodore Sturgeon

"In other words, subtleties of meaning separate any two words you find listed in any individual entry in a thesaurus. Deluge and flood don’t mean the exact same thing."
~Manhatten Prep GRE Guide 8, 4th edition p 91

consumption

“There is no ethical consumption under capitalism,” said Micah Uetricht, associate editor of the socialist magazine Jacobin. “Exploitation is baked into the system.”
In fact, Uetricht, a dues-paying member of the Democratic Socialists of America, argues that dwelling on individual consumption decisions could serve as a “distraction” from more meaningful forms of political struggle.

Huffingtonpost.com