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May 10, 2014

We Are All Magicians

We are all Robert-Houdin’s of some kind. Robert-Houdin was a great French magician back in the day. What’s that you say? You don’t know any magic tricks? Of course you do. How about the one where you intentionally keep your desk at work messy with sticky notes and papers all over to fool the boss that you are actually accomplishing anything? We all perform some kind of deception. Robert-Houdin said that a magician is merely an actor and there’s no denying that we are definitely actors. We go along merrily acting all the time; sometimes being on our best behavior in front of others, pretending to actually be interested in the latest 3rd quarter profit numbers of the conglomerate we work for when we are secretly devising our fantasy football team; sadly pretending to care about those who we no longer have any feelings for. Indeed, our acting goes on all day and night, a far longer show that any of the great magicians ever performed.