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It’s Okay, I Guess

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If your default mood hovers between melancholy and despair, you may be cheered (or at least made a bit less glum) by this argument that striving for happiness is bad for us in the long run. Mari Ruti makes the case that a “happy, balanced life” depends in large part on a kind of emotional numbness.





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  1. Marriage: Total Scam | Odd Lots
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    […] “If you want people to show up at their desks every morning, you hype up the value of marriage to such an extent that people are willing to stay in their marriages no matter how lackluster they may be.” From: Happiness and Its Discontents – The Chronicle of Higher Education. Via: The Millions […]

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