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The Science of Our Optimism Bias and the Life-Cycle of Happiness
The Science of Our Optimism Bias and the Life-Cycle of Happiness

“To make progress, we need to be able to imagine alternative realities, and not just any old reality but a better one.”

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A Poetic Antidote to City Life
A Poetic Antidote to City Life

“You exist by your smile and your presence… Quests, pursuits of concrete securities of one kind or another lose all their importance.”

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A Private History of Happiness: The Art of Living with Presence, from Ptolemy to George Eliot to William Blake
A Private History of Happiness: The Art of Living with Presence, from Ptolemy to George Eliot to William Blake

“I know that I am mortal by nature and ephemeral, but when I trace at my pleasure the windings to and fro of the heavenly bodies, I no longer touch earth with my feet. I stand in the presence of Zeus himself and take my fill of ambrosia.”

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Eleanor Roosevelt on Happiness, Conformity, and Integrity
Eleanor Roosevelt on Happiness, Conformity, and Integrity

“When you adopt the standards and the values of someone else … you surrender your own integrity. You become, to the extent of your surrender, less of a human being.”

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What Would You Do If Money Were No Object? Alan Watts on the Life of Purpose
What Would You Do If Money Were No Object? Alan Watts on the Life of Purpose

One key question for breaking free of consumer culture’s hamster wheel.

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Antilamentation: A Poetic Antidote to Regret
Antilamentation: A Poetic Antidote to Regret

“You’ve traveled this far on the back of every mistake.”

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