“You can love someone and still choose to say goodbye to them.” — Tara Westover

“You can love someone and still choose to say goodbye to them.” — Tara Westover , Educated

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“It’s strange how you give the people you love so much power over you, I had written in my journal. But Shawn had more power over me than I could possibly have imagined. He had defined me to myself, and there’s no greater power than that.”
― Tara Westover, Educated

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“All I had to do was swap my memories for theirs, and I could have my family.”
― Tara Westover, Educated

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“I shed my guilt when I accepted my decision on its own terms, without endlessly prosecuting old grievances, without weighing his sins against mine. Without thinking of my father at all. I learned to accept my decision for my own sake, because of me, not because of him. Because I needed it, not because he deserved it.”
― Tara Westover , Educated

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“You are not fool’s gold, shining only under a particular light. Whomever you become, whatever you make yourself into, that is who you always were.”
― Tara Westover, Educated

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“I would never again be made a foot soldier in a conflict I did not understand.”
― Tara Westover, Educated

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“But sometimes I think we choose our illnesses, because they benefit us in some way.”
― Tara Westover, Educated

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“He said positive liberty is self-mastery—the rule of the self, by the self. To have positive liberty, he explained, is to take control of one’s own mind; to be liberated from irrational fears and beliefs, from addictions, superstitions and all other forms of self-coercion.”
― Tara Westover, Educated

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