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Building Castles in the Consciousness

The Élance Newsletter 08

31 January 2022

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You may have heard the English phrase ‘to build castles in the air’. It has quite the accusatory connotation which is essentially ascribing unrealistic thinking or pursuits to someone in serious matters. It carries this meaning of improbability or the impossible — something unnaturally pursued.

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