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As the decade of the 2010 s began, I was ensconced in an exciting if modestly paid New York media profession, writing every week about the recession-fueled layoffs and endings across the media world, in order to prevent them personally. As the decade reached its end, I myself became a casualty of a publication closure and layoff, only another unemployed scribe hustling for what comes next. In journalism, as in life, there are only lucky nerds and unhappy idiots. Successful people who are very convinced that they deserve everything they have are not to be trusted.

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