Many people know there’s a neurological correlation between being highly creative and mentally ill, but few seem to realize that the same is true between being socially anxious and highly intelligent.
Take $150K in loans to study something you “love” for 5+ years, but not be able to move out/travel/get married/have kids/work a job you actually like because you’re drowning in debt for the next 30. That’s what passion does.
What if we rejected the idea that happiness is purely and solely innate – that some people can have it and others just can’t?
Download a sleep cycle app on your phone. It supposedly tracks the sleep cycles that you’re in and wakes you up in the lightest sleep phase, so that you can wake up feeling rested and relaxed.
Happiness is not a rush of positive emotion elicited by random events that affirm the way you think something should go. Not sustainable happiness, anyway.
“Why did you say that? Was it because it needed to be said, or because you just wanted to be part of the conversation?”
What do you want to be remembered for?
Try walking backwards in someone else’s shoes.
Everyone, it seems, is doing better than we are. Everyone is younger. And even if they aren’t younger, their skin looks better. Or they’re thinner.
I remember when the idea of traveling the world seemed so intangible, so far away, that it was a fantasy I believed only touchable by the truly brave and brazen.