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The Most Important Question of Your Life
Everyone would like that - it's easy to like that. If I ask you, "What do you want out of life?" and you say something like, "I want to be happy and have a great family and a job I like," it's so ubiquitous that it doesn't even mean anything.

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Happiness and struggle

Consider the question: What are you willing to struggle for? Because that seems to be a greater determinant of how our lives turn out. Happiness requires struggle. The positive is the side...

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The Feedback Loop from Hell - Feeling bad about feeling bad 🔄

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 ... you expose yourself to.

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