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It’s like my whole life is me waiting for things to get better. Waiting for success, happiness, and love. It also feels like everything has worked out perfectly to be wrong. Things get to the brink of being right, but inevitably turn out badly. It’s like the universe is playing a joke on me. I’m so tired of living in this paradox of trying and failing and suffering. How much longer till things go my way? —Lola