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I’ve asked myself the alternative question, about identity rather than belief: “What is the name that is big enough to hold your life?” (and answered, tentatively “I’m the one who helps others imagine possibilities”. Culture is learned and shared with people who live or lived in the same social environment for a long time. It summed up all life, all joy, all poetry! And now my toilet was finished, my occupation was gone. These even have inspection holes for maintenance.

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