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    Naval | 3/12/21 | 27 min
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    • Critter1 month ago

      Great article, but also a good example of the importance of taking things with a grain of salt (cum grano salis).

      What one monkey can do, another can. We want people to think, “If this person learned something that made them happier, healthier or wealthier, then I can do it too.” That’s what we focus on: a practical philosophy of health, wealth and happiness.

      I disagree with this assertion, even though I appreciate most of this commentary. Just because another monkey can copy the first doesn’t mean that it is the correct method to pursue happiness for the second.

    • deephdave
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      1 month ago

      Having a peaceful mind, being a happier person, relying less on momentary pleasure and being calmer will give you the frame of mind to make better decisions. Being happy will actually increase your effectiveness. As long as the increase in effectiveness is higher than the reduction in drive, you’re well off.