create a persona to change an attitude

Dana Jennings has an aggresive form of prostate cancer. In his blog With a Buzz Cut, I can Take on Anything he describes how cutting his hair helped him gain the strength to go through cancer treatments. The short buzz cut, changed his attitude, by making him feel stronger.

In a time of utter vulnerability — having already weathered three months of post-diagnosis ups-and-downs — I needed the primal ferocity that a buzz cut proclaims. I needed to look like a soccer thug or an extra from “Prison Break” to help get me through surgery, the physical indignities of post-op life, and my subsequent radiation and hormone therapy. I still do. My prostate cancer and its treatment have transformed me — in body and spirit — and the buzz cut has helped me cope with those changes.

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