Posts with tag: happiness

Do you update your model with your actual experiences?

I do a lot to control my internal state, but I was too dependent on ideas of what happiness should be and was ignoring what I really felt in the process.
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Living in the now

Focus on the process, not just the goals; live in the day-to-day and enjoy it — I did not internalize these concepts until recently.
Some other common ideas (e.g. “silence is golden”) were well understood by me during adolescence, but the “live in the now, it’s all you’ve got” mantra was as elusive as it is ubiquitous.
Here are the quotes from two great articles that clarify this topic.
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Good genes are nice, but joy is better

Researchers […] found a strong correlation between men’s flourishing lives and their relationships with family, friends, and community. Several studies found that people’s level of satisfaction with their relationships at age 50 was a better predictor of physical health than their cholesterol levels were.

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