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Work and Pleasure: Theodor Adorno on the Psychology of “Gadgeteering” and How the Cult of Efficiency Limits Our Happiness
Work and Pleasure: Theodor Adorno on the Psychology of “Gadgeteering” and How the Cult of Efficiency Limits Our Happiness

“One is forced to have fun in order to be well adjusted or at least appear so to others because only well-adjusted people are accepted as normal and are likely to be successful.”

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Adam Smith’s Underappreciated Wisdom on Benevolence, Happiness, and Kindness
Adam Smith’s Underappreciated Wisdom on Benevolence, Happiness, and Kindness

“Man naturally desires, not only to be loved, but to be lovely; or to be that thing which is the natural and proper object of love.”

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Emerson on Small Mercies, the True Measure of Wisdom, and How to Live with Maximum Aliveness
Emerson on Small Mercies, the True Measure of Wisdom, and How to Live with Maximum Aliveness

“To finish the moment, to find the journey’s end in every step of the road, to live the greatest number of good hours, is wisdom.”

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Willa Cather on Happiness: A Soulful and Deeply Alive Account of True Bliss
Willa Cather on Happiness: A Soulful and Deeply Alive Account of True Bliss

“That is happiness; to be dissolved into something complete and great. When it comes to one, it comes as naturally as sleep.”

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24-Year-Old William Styron on Happiness, Presence, and the True Measure of Maturity, in a Letter to His Father
24-Year-Old William Styron on Happiness, Presence, and the True Measure of Maturity, in a Letter to His Father

“I’ll always hate the stupid and the bat-brained and the petty. But it doesn’t seem nearly so important anymore to hate, as try to understand.”

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A Seizure of Happiness: Mary Oliver on Finding Magic in Life’s Unremarkable Moments
A Seizure of Happiness: Mary Oliver on Finding Magic in Life’s Unremarkable Moments

How to revel in the “sudden awareness of the citizenry of all things within one world.”

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