You Need an Enemy to Stay Happy and Strong (A Self-Help Book)

Without an arch-enemy, we can only live half a life, with half the motivation to conquer and succeed.

You'll need to find a doppelganger.... and soon.

Novelist John Irving says that author Thomas Mann once wrote, "Enemies are the necessary concomitant to any robust life ... often the very proof of our strength".

[I'll finish this essay up at some later date. Hopefully, it'll be amazingly funny, so keep an eye out for it.... Update: I just saw a Fellini documentary where the Italian master of cinema says something exactly along these lines... I'm trying to find a transcript, and will add a quote here and more details when available]

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