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Enjoying the present

While some people can opt-out of the culture, most need to make the best of it within the system we have.

  • Reading a book is very disciplining. Most people have lost the ability to sit for hours and read a book without looking for a smartphone distraction. In a way, reading a book is like mindfulness, only you focus on something different.
  • Instead of always focussing on the positive things, focus on the negative things. We have to see what's wrong to have any chance of fixing it.

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In our consumer culture, we end up buying more and doing more. To be satisfied is almost considered an offense because it means you're not chasing after the next thing.

Many people believe that the key to happiness is to have more choices, but it is really the opposite.

We gain from it the chance to engage in activities and experiences that are deeper and more meaningful. Because the mentality of fearing that we will miss out makes us always worried that something better might be waiting for us.

Taking secularization into account, the idea that we don't live in order to obtain some kind of salvation in the afterlife leads to the belief that we have to achieve everything we desire in the here and now.

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