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  • Aaron Wolfson
    June 25, 2014

    THANK YOU. I have been thinking this for a while now. Perhaps I’ll start saying it, too.

    I have a similar problem with this idea of, “don’t be sad; be awesome instead.”

    I also unsubscribed from a newsletter recently because the guy keeps writing articles like: “8 Things People Who Are Happy Do Every Day,” and “7 Things To Do Now to Be Happy.”

    OK, it’s great to be up on the latest research. But I guaran-freakin’-tee you that actual happy people do not have a checklist of X things that they MUST do every single day.

    They’re just themselves, and they don’t worry about being anything or anyone else.

    I think we all struggle, in this information age, with comparing our behind-the-scenes to every else’s highlight reel (I think that’s a TNeves quote?).

    • bassamtarazi
      June 25, 2014

      Exactly, Aaron. I don’t know if Neves coined that first but it’s also like comparing our solo round of golf with the world’s best ball tournament

  • Pevy Boneth
    July 15, 2014

    The other day I thought to myself: “I’m gonna have problems for the rest of life. Why do I waste so much time trying to make myself appear like I ain’t got a single one? I should go on an do some other more productive thing.” Thank you, Bassam. I feel human again.

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