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All men should be given equal chances in life, but we should not expect equal outcomes.

– Lee Kuan Yew



Our happiness depends less on objective conditions and more on our own expectations.
Expectations, however, tend to adapt to conditions.
When things improve, expectations rise, and consequently even dramatic improvements in conditions might leave us as dissatisfied as before. 14 more words



First we form habits
Then they form us
Conquer your bad habits
Or they’ll conquer you

– Dr Robert Gilbert


Overcompensation effect

A little bad makes you better.
Too much good makes you worse.


The Saturday Read - Roman Krznaric 'How to Find Fulfilling Work'

This week’s Saturday Read is a small, yet significant work by ‘lifestyle philosopher’ Roman Krznaric. In ‘How to Find Fulfilling Work’ he suggests “We have entered a new age of fulfillment, in which the great dream is to trade up from money to meaning.” 395 more words

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You can’t selectively numb negative emotions. They come from the same place.
You numb one and you numb them all, including the positive ones.

So, avoiding emotions may not be such a good idea. 10 more words



4-years ago I graduated from college. Unlike my peers I was not happy about this accomplishment. Senior year I applied to Teach for America and did not get in which wasn’t much of a surprise. 801 more words