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Since you resumed writing, have you done both journals and fiction?

No, I feel like I'm not really into fiction anymore. And even back then when I tried to do fiction I could never complete it. I just was never good at fiction. What I'm good at is putting feelings and emotions into words. I can easily grasp how a person is feeling and put that into words right then and there. Most of the time it's spot on.

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+4 answers in: “After doing a painting that was so demanding of you, how much of a break do you need before you want to start another one?”

How long have you been using writing as an outlet?

Since I was a kid, maybe 8?
I used to love to read aswell, especially Shakespeare and Charles Dickens. Every birthday my mom would take me to the bookstore and I'd buy loads of books to read and also a cute little diary with a lock to write my thoughts in. I've tried to write short stories too when I was little, I remember one of them was about two girls being chased by a "Bhalu" (bear) 😅. But I lost all motivation to write and read when entered my teen years. The way my life was going I had no energy and felt completely lost. So I quit writing for 7 years. During these years I brought tons of pretty diaries and notebooks but couldn't even get a single page filled. It's only in the past few months that I rediscovered my love of writing. And I still love it just as much as I did when I was a child.

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+4 answers in: “After doing a painting that was so demanding of you, how much of a break do you need before you want to start another one?”

After doing a painting that was so demanding of you, how much of a break do you need before you want to start another one?

I don't really need a break. I work in bouts of energy. There are days when I have zero motivation and then there are days when all I want to do is work on something, my brain is so active that I can't even sleep or eat much. These kind of days are the days when I get most productive. I get so excited that I can't relax until I get everything done. So after I finished that painting, I did a watercolor one a few minutes ago. And tonight I'll be starting another oil painting, this time a winter landscape.

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Would a wealthy man abandoning his child and the child's mother, leaving them in need, while he lived in comfort, because he didn't want to deal with the emotional weight of family life be a personal decision or more than that because others were affected?

No, that's injustice. That's not personal. The child has a right to be with both his parents. You are responsible for whoever you give birth to. You can't escape that responsibility. If you do you are a disgusting piece of shit.

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+12 answers in: “What are you afraid of?”

I see. What would you say distinguishes decisions relating to our personal lives from those in the realm of injustice so that they don't overlap?

Decisions that are entirely personal don't infringe on the rights of others. Yeah people unintentionally hurt each other because as humans we are fallible but I'd say its unjust to hurt someone intentionally for your own personal gains.

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How come you can't bring yourself to differentiate between understanding why someone would do something and it not being an good thing to do? There are many horrible things that have been done despite the people committing them finding some misguided sense of justice in the act(s).

No I do understand that. You are right. What I mean is that when it comes to our personal lives we take decisions that might appear bad to everyone else but good to us. And we have reasons for taking those supposedly bad decision. It's a different story when it comes to acts of injustice. I believe we have an innate sense of justice and when someone is being wronged most of us can tell that.

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So you can't imagine anything so self-destructive that it can also be categorized as an objectively bad decision?

Yeah from an outsider's point of view it may be bad but for the person making the decision for himself maybe he saw something good in it. Let's take self harm as an example. Ofcourse we see it as wrong. It's a bad decision in everyone's eyes. But for the person doing it maybe it is saving them from doing something more drastic or preventing them from taking their own life.

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+12 answers in: “What are you afraid of?”

I wasn't asking about their right to believe something. Anyone can believe anything. I was asking if you can blame someone for making an objectively bad decision. If the answer is yes, as you implied at the end of your answer, how do you personally make that determination?

Is there such a thing as an objectively bad decision when it comes to one's personal life? I honestly don't know. People have different priorities and their own life experiences that shape them.

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Can't you assign blame on someone without telling them what to do?

How can you blame someone for abandoning you when that's what was best for them? And maybe it was best for you too. Yeah sometimes people deceive you, lie to you, pretend to be your friend when they only intend to harm you, they use you and once they get what they want from you they abandon you. In that case the blame lies on them.

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+12 answers in: “What are you afraid of?”

Yeh larkian b na kiya kiya kaam krwati hen achy bhaly larkon sy 🤦🏻‍♂️... Phir kehty ho ap log k hum larky bury hoty hen. I can feel k itny chahny walon k hoty huy b akela feel krti hi ho na 🥺

A girl doesn't really need a bunch of "chahnay walay". I think most of us just want one person who accepts us the way we are. And I also feel that a girl would rather pick being not so pretty and being truly loved by one man over being very pretty but not being valued more than for her looks.

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