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Outstanding post and thank you for sharing your story. I had a few things come to mind as I read this.

Working as a cook in a restaurant is something that sticks with you for life! I started working at a pizza shop when I was 16 years old and continued to work in restaurants for almost 10 years throughout my academic career. It's a high-stress, fast-paced environment where both the front and back of the house are all like chickens with their heads cut off during busy shifts. I learned so much during that time.

"well go pick through them and find the good ones" - I'm not surprised by this at all, LOL. I've seen SO MANY gross things in restaurants. I'll never drink water with ice just because of how bad ice machines can get.

Lastly, your current approach to handling anger resonates with the idea of "constructive anger," a concept found in Buddhism. There are many things going on in today's world that get us angry. Instead of punching doors, you're making an effort to spread messages of truth, empowerment, and patriotism. By harnessing your anger and transforming it into positive action, you're effectively practicing a valuable life lesson that transcends religious boundaries.

Keep up the great work Absolute!

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