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EMPATHY - Writelog 12

I'm more than halfway through this project and I'm already back to questioning the ethics at play here. Am I misrepresenting someone who is voiceless in this situation? Am I wounding myself in an attempt to heal?

If anything is wounding me, though, it's these pictures of success that I can't get out of my head. After all, if a truly doomed project misrepresents someone, then it doesn't matter if that project is respectful. But no matter how much I tell myself that this is going nowhere, I can't get that optimist within to shut his damn mouth.

It's why I need to quit. I can't be a realist if this inner voice keeps telling me that the next project is going to be a sure thing, and I can't reconcile that voice with the other one warning me of the consequences of continuing.

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