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Happiness means struggle

Ugh. Too much caffeine this morning! I’m having a very hard time staying on task. I’m also in one of those odd states of mind where confidence+cynicism makes me think I know everything. One thing I *do* know about thinking you know everything: It means you know nothing.

So I GOOGed “what to think when you think you know everything” and came up with this gem of a post. My cynical side is yelling “bullshit” but my more sane side is saying “there’s probably some worthy knowledge here I’m not ready for at this hyper-caffeinated moment.”

Go on over to Mark’s page to read it. There’s a great quote, which Mark says is the single-most repeated bit from his book on dating:

“you cannot be a powerful life-changing presence to some people without being a complete joke and embarrassment to others.”


The Hidden Costs of Happiness

In another article, Mark asks us not what do we want in life, but what kind of pain do we want in life? Happiness is struggle, he says.

You probably know to ask yourself, “What do I want?” Here’s a way better question

That’s all I have for today. Hopefully you’ll get something out of Mr. Manson’s wisdom.



Quick link for my (most probably misguided) Google search