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-Isms: Views on life in rural America

 

April 15, 2021



Willpower, by Merriam-Webster’s definition, is the ability to control oneself, a strong determination that allows you to do something difficult.

It’s a word I hear tossed about often, dripping with saccharine sweetness, like the dark chocolate or scrumptious Twin Bing bars I know I should avoid.

“I’d like to stop ...,” fill in the blank with whatever vice ails you ... “but I just don’t have the willpower.”

I get it. I really do. I’d like to reduce my craving for sweets, quit wasting time watching TikTok, stop being neurotic, give up wine ... It’s. Just. So. Hard.

Or is i...



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