Blog Posts, page 8 of 10

Where Is the Magic?

Building Happiness

As kids, we see a lot of the world around us as magical. Then, as we get older, the magic gives way to understanding. But is losing the magic a good thing?

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The Stories We Tell Ourselves

Everything we've ever done ultimately becomes a story. How can we make sure the stories we tell ourselves — and others — are good?

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Are You Growing Up? Or Just Growing Older?

Around the world and throughout history, there are rites of passage that propel children into adulthood. Our culture doesn't have one. Are we doomed?

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Do It Every Day

I feel guilty spending time on the things I enjoy that aren't "mission critical". To address this, I turn the things I WANT to do into the things I MUST do.

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Do Men Have Best Friends?

I have a best friend. It feels awkward to say that out loud, and it really shouldn't. Why are men ashamed to have close relationships with other men?

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Set Yourself on Fire

When asked if you can do something you don't know how to do, you can say no, or you can set yourself on fire, say yes, and then figure it out.

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Take Away Its Power

As a kid I was so scared of horror films I'd get scared just thinking about them. As I got older I learned to see how the movie ends to take away its power.

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Take a Break

On Thursday I went a full day where I left my phone and computer at home. Would you believe me if I told you I was more productive than usual this week?

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Your Taste Doesn’t Matter

Getting worked up because things that don’t affect me aren’t done my way is a shortcut to an extremely frustrating and deeply dissatisfying existence.

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The Bright Side

Every time you talk to another person, you're affecting the way they feel. Try not to make them feel like shit.

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