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It's far better to be yourself and risk having people not like you than to suffer the stress and tension that comes from pretending to be someone you’re not, or professing to like something that yo...
It's the process of trying to guess what other people want and what will make them like us, and then acting accordingly.
It's actually a way of manipulating people's perceptions o...
We don’t actually fool anyone when we're trying to look happy, but our real feelings are far from positive.
Our expressions expose us and are registered and mirrored by other people. So tryin...
The act of pretending translates into a big conscious effort of willpower that drains your brain of its ability to focus and do deep work.
Self-control is like a muscle, and like ...
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Humility is not thinking less of yourself, but thinking of yourself less. - CS Lewis
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Research shows that feeling “rushed” is a one-way street to stress and unhappiness. Too much boredom can be burdensome.
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And we ignore the profound impact these seemingly inconsequential decisions have on our brain and our life.
[Researches Argo and Shiv] found that 85% of diners in restaurants admitted to telling white lies when their dining experiences were unsatisfactory (i.e., claiming all was well when it wasn't). The real interesting finding was that diners who told white lies to cover up their dissatisfactions were then likely to leave bigger tips than those who did not.
Consider the polygraph machine. It doesn't actually detect lies, specifically, but rather the signs of stress that accompany telling them.
According to a study, those who were instructed on how to lie less reported improvements in their relationships, less trouble sleeping, less tension, fewer headaches, and fewer sore throats.
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