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Being Wrong

Jeremy Arnold I could see that I was not going to cope as well as I wished with life unless I could acquire a better theory-structure on which to hang my observations and experiences. By then, my craving for more theory had a long history. Partly, I had always loved theory as an aid in …

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Happiness

Celeste Headlee, Happiness is not my goal in life. Happiness is not entirely within my control and it’s temporary. A healthy human being will feel happiness and sadness and anger and all kinds of different things. I strive for well-being. I also work on gratitude and keep a gratitude journal that I write in every …

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So Good They Can’t Ignore You

So Good They Can’t Ignore You:
Why Skills Trump Passion in the Quest for Work You Love by Cal Newport. Passion Is Rare. Most any work can become the foundation for a compelling career. Enthusiasm alone is not rare and valuable and is therefore not worth much in terms of career capital. A good career mission is similar to a scientific breakthrough—it’s an innovation waiting to be discovered in the adjacent possible of your field.

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Finding Flow

Finding Flow: The Psychology Of Engagement With Everyday Life
by Csikszentmihalyi Mihaly. The first step in improving the quality of life, consists of engineering daily activities so that one gets the most rewarding experiences from them. (This sounds simple but…)