A (Tough) Love Letter To People Who Expect the World From Themselves

It is time to snap out of it

Ria Tagulinao
5 min readApr 27, 2023

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Carolina Parakeet (Conuropsis carolinensis), Study for Havell pl. no. 26, ca. 1825, John James Audubon. (New-York Historical Society) | Source

Do you sometimes tend to demand too much from your speck of a human self?

Come, let us knock some sense into you. And me.

(If you’re special and free from excessive self-expectation and thus probably not from this world, then k, congrats! we hate…

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Ria Tagulinao

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