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Age of Awareness

“What Was I Thinking?”

On Manias and Enthusiasms

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Most of us have been caught up in enthusiasms at some times in our lives, sometimes just personal or, often, social ones. Whether it’s support for a sports team, dedication to a hobby, pursuit of a specific career, or following a political or religious leader, we can temporarily devote ourselves single-mindedly to one idea and a set of behaviors associated with that idea.




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