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When you travel, you take things with you and pack them into bags and suitcases.
All those things are called “baggage.”
How is your friend Lily doing?
I haven’t seen her lately.
Lily? I stopped hanging out with her.
Why? What happened?
She’s just got way too much baggage.
All she does is complain about problems in her past.
Oh, we all have baggage.
But you have to deal with it and move on.
Carrying too much baggage on a trip makes travelling difficult.
In life, emotional baggage does the same thing.
Baggage is all those issues that hold you back
and keep you from moving forward in life.
And that’s English in a Minute.