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So seeing these awesome stories got me thinking about what stories my fellow peers might have behind their passwords. When I went asking around to see what other people chose to lock away their emails and Facebooks with (which was slightly awkward considering I’m asking people to somewhat entrust me with something private), I was immensely impressed by how much thought was put into their passwords.

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The three girls that were brave enough to share their passwords with me all had some sort of motivational/proud moment aspect attached to their passwords, as was expressed in canada goose the Times piece.

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When I asked my friend David about his passwords, he said they were the “definition of nerdy.”

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I wanted to see if this streak of “what makes me, me” passwords would continue into different generations, so I asked my dad about his password.

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