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A Simple Way to Boost Confidence? Be an Idiot

My embarrassing experience shows confidence isn’t always about power posing and positivity.

Photo by Gilberto Reyes on Pexels

My first day in Portuguese class sucked.

The rain was still dripping from my clothes when I sat down in the only empty chair. I was late — and also out of breath. The teacher greeted me in Portuguese and asked…

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