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People who believe that they are strong-willed and the masters of their destiny can only continue to believe this by becoming specialists in self-deception. Their decisions are not really decisions at all— a real decision makes one humble, one knows that it is at the mercy of more things than can be named—but elaborate systems of evasion, of illusion, designed to make themselves and the world appear to be what they and the world are not. 

— Giovanni’s Room; James Baldwin

(Source: birthanddeathofthesun, via saintgregory)

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    I’ve read this a couple times with an aim of understanding, but I don’t feel like I’m comprehending the second sentence....
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