Yesterday, someone on a work conference call called me Jessica. I didn't know they were talking to me at first, but then I realized the question that was asked was directed to me, and only me.
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I never thought I'd repeat this particular mistake of my parents', yet here I am, a Jennifer with a child whose name is in the (dreaded) Top Ten.
Every moment of life is an opportunity to create the name we make for ourselves. It is the hardest to sustain, and the most important to discover.
I always hated my name, and I often wondered what it would be like to have a name other than my own.
It is from personal experience that I endorse and prescribe what Vedantic psychology has known for thousands of years. Change the name and you change the person.
My father says I should use a pseudonym. "They won't publish you if they see your name. They'll know you're not one of them. They'll know you're one of us."
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