In the desire to have control over everything in his life, Javier planned in detail each activity to be carried out. He budgeted every second to achieve each of his many goals, studies, work, sports, and even time with friends and a partner, who was about to meet according to their agenda.
Every day he reviewed what was decided again, and depending on his new interests, he slightly changed his life plan. He was never satisfied because there was too much to do and time was limited, therefore, everything had to fit perfectly.
One night, particularly silent, to the point of not knowing if an idea had been thought or said when modifying his project for the millionth time, he was finally satisfied reading it. Euphoric, he jumped from his chair.
Now the only thing left was to put it into practice.
He went to the shelf where his books rested and with horror he realized that an old man was watching him.
Confused he kindly asked the reason for his presence, but instead of getting an answer, he horrifyingly realised as he dropped his notes to the floor that he was talking to a mirror.
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