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We’ve all experienced the pain of living under unfair or unsympathetic rules, especially the ones imposed on us as children by teachers and grownups.
We fear the prospect of losing any of our freedom, and we tend to think of rules as devices that only constrain.
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For example: brushing your teeth every day doesn’t require any sort of forcing or obsessing, just dental hygiene standards you co...
Wherever they excel, they tend to have personal rules that they take very seriously:
They’re good decisions made in batches—they’re behavioral boundary markers you get to position yourself, through your own experience and wisdom.
Despite our fear of rules, the feeling of acting in accordance with a well-considered personal rule is actually a palpable feeling of p...
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See life as it is, without all the ideals and fantasies you’ve been preoccupied with.
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The idea that couples must communicate and resolve all of their problems is a myth. The truth is, trying to resolve a conflict can sometimes create more problems than it fixes.
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