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On Winning



I have made my days simple now: it's a matter of winning. If it is said that you win some and you lose some, very well then, this means that you can always try to win them all!--that that is not an excuse for not trying to win everything everyday. And I am not talking about the games people play. This is a matter of being able to stand yourself at day's end when everything is judged no longer financially or physically or emotionally but psychologically: whether or not I gained the edge: winning in flirting, playing with other people's heads, getting back in revenge, got the last word without speaking the first, cheated failure and left when the stage was clapping. Winning is a matter of knowing when to leave--or as Nietzsche would say, "Die at the right time!" That is when you win, by coming and leaving at the right time. Let your absence be your strongest presence; let your failure be your highest victory. The winner is not judged so by another: you are the only judge that matters, and the only criterion now that I use if I left with the--winning edge. Quite a childish thing by the looks of it--but I said I wanted simple.



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