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How to Avoid Work: A 1949 Guide to Doing What You Love
How to Avoid Work: A 1949 Guide to Doing What You Love

“Life really begins when you have discovered that you can do anything you want.”

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What’s a Dog For: A Meditation on Love, Loss, and the Art of Presence
What’s a Dog For: A Meditation on Love, Loss, and the Art of Presence

“If you resist too much the power of the big primary-color emotions that surround the dog, you’re missing the experience.”

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Susan Sontag on Moral Courage and the Power of Principled Resistance to Injustice
Susan Sontag on Moral Courage and the Power of Principled Resistance to Injustice

“Fear binds people together. And fear disperses them. Courage inspires communities: the courage of an example — for courage is as contagious as fear.”

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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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The Age of Outrospection: Philosopher Roman Krznaric on Empathy and Social Change
The Age of Outrospection: Philosopher Roman Krznaric on Empathy and Social Change

Why empathy is anything but a fluffy concept.

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The 10 Best Psychology and Philosophy Books of 2012
The 10 Best Psychology and Philosophy Books of 2012

From Buddhism to the relationship between creativity and dishonesty, by way of storytelling and habit.

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