The thickness in her accent changed to something more respectable again. “Aaron, the dreams did nothing more than show you how to respect yourself. You knew the dog was bad. You didn’t want it to win.”
“I didn’t want it to kill me!”
“Of course! And I didn’t either! There was too much at stake. If you hadn’t have had a sense of self-worth, you wouldn’t have cared if you had lost or not. You have to like yourself before you can like others. If you can’t respect yourself, you can’t respect anyone or anything.”
“Now you’re talking about self-confidence, right?”
“Yes and no. Self-confidence can be faked. People confuse arrogance with self-confidence. The frenatus have been doing it for centuries. But if yo...
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