Happiness but not happiness- Gerald Joseph 

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We like to think life should be all sunshine and rainbows, we are swift to blame the devil the minute something goes wrong.

The idea that happiness should be constant has eaten deep into our mindset like a canker worm, a contagious epidemic.

I sit sometimes and wonder, are we going to teach our children to be happy? Or are we going to teach them to be strong, are we going to teach them to always plan for the best and not teach them the corresponding “expect the worst lesson” in return?

Don’t get the wrong idea, being happy is a beautiful thing, but we should not fear sadness in the process.

Are you pursuing just happiness or are you pursuing a fulfilled life?

If happiness is all you seek then you do not want to experience life, and if you do not want to experience life then you do…

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So What Really Are You Doing With Your Fear of Death.

Victor Effiom

I always watched him with so much enthusiasm, as if his next words were going to be the very ones that would shape the destiny of the World in the next running seconds. His story is unique, he treasured education, but was wise enough to know just when He had gotten enough. He brought to life the very first User-friendly Pc and today, we owe him the greatest credit of having to walk around with tablets with which we can do just about anything. Steve Jobs.

I am a great fan of the concept of the “mastermind’ as introduced to the World by Napoleon Hill’s Think and Grow rich. In a constantly moving world, a subtle flash of an idea becomes the very ingredient with which you can begin to mix success in different flavors. During his commencement speech of 2005 at Stanford university, Steve addressing a group of well deserved…

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It’s Not Just You

The Daily Dahlia

Confession: probably my biggest pet peeve on the planet is when people start a question with “Am I the only one who…?” No. You’re not. You’re not the only one who writes that way, reads that way, likes that food, likes that band, thinks Benedict Cumberbatch sounds like a Game of Thrones character or looks like someone squeezed Spongebob and stuck googly eyes on him…you’re just not. But. There’s a different kind of “Is it just me?” feeling, and that’s the stress of when you’re drowning in something and nobody’s talking about it and you feel like everyone’s got it together but you, and so you don’t wanna say a thing, and it all snowballs until you basically wanna curl up and die. I know that feeling. It’s why I wrote this post after splitting with my first agent. So in case you are wondering any of these things, I…

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Dream as if you’ll live forever, Live as if you’ll die today

Ramblings of a College Introvert

We’re responsive creatures, always yearning for some kind of carnal or spiritual fulfillment. So many of our conversations are dedicated to that one question: What makes us feel alive? For me it’s neither people nor adventures. It’s the shapes and colors that make up a city I love.

When I took a semester off in Cali, all I could think about was how much I missed NYC and how exciting it would be to blog about college life there. But four months after I returned to NYU I’ve only written four posts on my adventures here in the Big Apple. Ostensibly it’s because I just haven’t had the time. In reality it’s because I’ve kind of lost confidence in my writing. I don’t think I’ll ever be as good a writer as I would like to be, and I certainly don’t think I’m good enough to capture the sense of wonder I feel every time…

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