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I Don’t Like Seeing Other People Succeed

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I want to be the kind of person who experiences joy in seeing others succeed. I’m not. And it sucks.

I have a news feed on my phone that regularly sends me stories about people who have achieved great things. They have built a better mousetrap, starred in great movies, or put a basketball in a hoop better than anybody else, and they have been rewarded for their efforts with fame and fortune…




“The longer I live, the more beautiful life becomes.” (Frank Lloyd Wright) Non-fiction pieces, personal essays and occasional poems that explore how we feel about how we age and offer tips for getting the most out of life.

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Orrin Onken

Orrin Onken

I am a retired elder law attorney who lives near Portland, Oregon. I write legal mysteries for Salish Ponds Press and articles about being old.

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