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2. When You’re the Fun Killer
Has it ever happened to you? The week you decide to cut out sugar, you go to a restaurant with friends. Everybody wants to split dessert, and you feel as if you have to join in and grab a spoon. It's flustering being the one who turns down a cocktail on girls' night out (in order to make an early meeting the next day) or leaves the Sunday brunch early (to go work out). Why? You feel as if you're the fun killer. You're the dry stone who can't indulge and "live a little." But living—a little or a lot, as if there is a difference—has nothing to do with apple tarts or appletinis. It has to do with making the choices that best express the mark you want to leave on earth.