A More Graceful Way to Say “No”

How I learned to honor my personal capacity

Ria Tagulinao
Age of Empathy
Published in
5 min readFeb 14, 2024

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If there’s a will, there’s a way.

This is a hill I once would have gladly died on. I mean, how can you argue against the platitude? It’s so logical yet so emotionally charged, so straightforward and so widely echoed. And there are so many variations of this. In Filipino, we have an extended version — Pag gusto

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Ria Tagulinao
Age of Empathy

Fun-sized Filipina Writer | To stay up-to-date with my work, here's my Sunday newsletter: http://riatagulinao.substack.com