Efficiency be Damned

A life lesson from writing personal essays

Ria Tagulinao
5 min readMay 28, 2023

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Back when I was a dancer, the part I liked the least was learning new choreography. Of course, learning anything new always comes with some level of discomfort, but I think it’s telling that I always wished I could just skip it. (Obviously — and to my dismay — that’s not possible. Because I can’t dance a routine if I don’t learn it.)

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Ria Tagulinao

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