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Stop Chasing Happiness: 17 Alternative Ways to Live a Great Life

A lot of people that are searching for happiness will end up with “shiny object syndrome"

People bounce from goal to goal because they’re looking for something (or someone) to take away all their suffering. Knowing yourself and what you truly want can help you develop purpose and focus, so that you don’t even have time to waste pondering happiness.

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