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Let's Be Honest About Lying, Shall We?

A couple days ago, I told a Nigerian engineer to "Work online. Use freelancing sites. Lie about the country you’re in. [...] There’s a big stigma against Nigeria. That’s just reality, and you need to deal with it."

A reader replies -

I feel for this guy but I am surprised you recommend lying. There has to be another way. ... I have a problem with lying, period, and perhaps I’ve misunderstood Sebastian but I think he stands for straightforwardness.

Let's talk about this straightforwardly, like adults, like grown-ups.

Most people won't do that. It's inherently weird. Most people don't own up to the fact that they lie, yet almost everyone does so. A lot, actually.

Do you suffer from headaches?

On Alan's Journey

I have a headache as I'm writing this, and I was thinking of what I can blog about when I thought - I know, I'll blog about headaches!

We all get headaches, some of us even get migraines. Lucky for me, I've never got a migraine.  *knock wood*  They can be pretty debilitating at times.

My headaches usually result from my back issues. The collapsed disc in my lower spine results in a spinal and muscular imbalance which causes muscle tension in the shoulders and neck, with the main effect being extremely tight muscles from the shoulders that go up the back of the neck and into (or connect with) the base of the skull.

This tension in that location results in some amazing tension headaches. And I don't mean good amazing either.

Over the years that I've had these headaces, aligned with the years I've had the back injury / disability, there have often been people who tell me to drink more water. Unfortunately, their tips have never worked for me.

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