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Advantages #4: The Shiny Eyes

I’ve been calling this thing the “Shiny Eye Syndrome” for a reason, folks. Once you “become” “enlightened”, your eyes start shining. Whenever I look at myself in the mirror these days, I see this spark sort of pulsating in my eyes. Whenever I try to take a closer look, I shake my head and try to convince myself that it was just a trick of the light, but it’s consistently there.

And other People notice. Though they don’t realize they do.

People most of the time don’t look me in the eyes on the street, and if they do, they look away quickly. I wish more People liked to make eye contact for extended periods of time, but it seems almost everyone is afraid of something. It’s really rare for me to find a person who holds extended eye contact with me, male or female, but whenever I do, the moment’s always magical and the person I talk to and myself turn out to get along really well.

It’s a lot more fun to see the world with those shiny eyes. It’s as if everything were always new. Everything is always exactly as amazing as the first time you ever saw it. If you wanted, you could read your favorite book over and over again and every single time it would feel like it’s for the first time again.

Because it is.