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Julius Caesar's great-great-granddaughter

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[Jan. 30th, 2017|05:26 pm]
Julius Caesar's great-great-granddaughter
I read 1984 sometime in high school.   It is definitely an essential novel for anyone to read.  (however, it's been a long time, so pardon if my details are fuzzy)

One of the key scenes in the story is a room where a person would be exposed to the thing they fear the most, in order to break them.  (In the case of the protagonist, that thing is rats)

A couple of my previous SOs were horrified by this scene.  Their takeaway was that they were doomed - there was something that would break them to have to deal with.

My takeaway was different - I recognized that all they could do was affect me physically.  As long as I place more value on that which makes me me - my self, my soul, whatever you want  to call it - as long as I place more value on that than on my physical self...

They can't control me.
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