Why Trying to Be Happy Makes You Unhappy
From birthdays to ‘hot-vax summers,’ everyone knows anticipated delights can be a letdown. That phenomenon has a name: the paradox of hedonism.
«“Happiness is like a butterfly which, when pursued, is always beyond our grasp, but, if you will sit down quietly, may alight upon you.”»
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There’s No Such Thing As ‘Deserving’ Success. That Can Be a Good Thing.
To beat impostor syndrome is to acknowledge that most of us are, well, impostors.
«“I realized that it didn’t come down to a matter of me deserving or not deserving, at the end of the day, I had shown up—and just showing up was enough for me to be successful.”»
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