The Me Monster
The “pursuit of happiness” is famously enshrined in the United States Declaration of Independence. Not that anybody was waiting for Thomas Jefferson’s per
«The best, most direct pathway to lasting happiness and fulfillment is to look not only at your own interests but also to the interests of others.»
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80% Of Americans Believe More Money Will Make Them Happier. Here’s Why They’re Probably Wrong.
Does money make us happy? The debate has raged for as long as I can remember. Some studies say no altogether.
Is Success Closer than You Think? Or Farther?
Too often, we conflate phrases like “desired outcome” with “attainment of wealth or honor.” In that case, or in other definitions, we measure success in life in terms of favorable, external outcomes.
The Difference Between Busy and Non-Busy People
Shared by 1571, including Ines Bieler, Tobias Kopka @ GDC, Katja Evertz, Touche Theories
«Unbusy people have thought long and hard about the legacy they want to leave, the goals they choose to pursue, and the significance they wish to discover.»
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How does Refind detect «timeless» pieces?
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How many sources does Refind monitor?
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