1/ I crowdsourced some definitions of success from readers. You're welcome.
2/ "Success is being able to define success for yourself."
3/ "Success is still knowing yourself when you become a success."
4/ "Success is reading these definitions of success and staying true to your own definition of success."
5/ "Success is being in control of the limited things you can control."
6/ "Success is holding on to your humanity until the last breath."
7/ "Success is crafting a legacy from your most noble beliefs."
8/ "Success is staying sane. Is that bar too low?"

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1/ Five Tempting Things You Should Avoid (a thread)
2/ It's tempting to be a people-pleaser...

To go with the flow, to give up a little here and there, just to make everyone else happy.

Conflict makes us all uncomfortable. But conflict is necessary to stand up for what we need.

Sometimes it's loving to tell someone "no."
3/ It's tempting to blame others for your situation...

We all get screwed in life, one way or another. We all suffer unfairly or experience some injustice.

And while we should never excuse that, we also have to realize that we're the only ones in charge of our own lives.
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1/ Three major problems with basing your worldview solely on your feelings. A short thread.
2/ Your feelings are self-contained. They are solely experienced only by you, not by the world or the universe or that hot guy you saw at the gas station.
3/ Your feelings are temporary. They only exist in the moment they arise. They often disappear and reverse themselves as quickly as they began.
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11 May
1/ A few words of wisdom for the world...

I asked people to tell me what they would share with every person on the planet if there was a way to reach the ears of every single one of them. This is what they said... (a thread)
2/ Pain is inevitable, suffering is optional.
3/ Love what you have before life teaches you to love what you lost.
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1/ 20 Paradoxes That Are True (A thread)

1. The more you hate a trait in someone else, the more likely you are avoiding it in yourself.

2. People who can’t trust, can’t be trusted.

3. The more you try to impress people, the less impressed they’ll be.

4. The more you fail, the more likely you are to succeed.

5. The more something scares you, the more you should probably do it.

6. The more afraid you are of death, the less you’ll be able to enjoy life.

7. The more you learn, the more you realize how little you know.

8. The less you care about others, the less you care about yourself.

9. The more connected we get, the more isolated we feel.

10. The more you’re afraid to fail, the more likely you are to fail.

11. The harder you push for something, the harder it will feel to achieve.
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6 Oct 20
1/ Hey, so what the fuck's wrong with the world, anyway? (A thread...)
2/ While researching and writing an article on news media at the beginning of the year, I was reminded of a famous Bertrand Russell quote:

“The fundamental cause of trouble in the world is that the stupid are so confident and the intelligent are so full of doubt.”
3/ Russell was describing what psychologists would decades later label The Dunning-Kruger Effect. The Dunning-Kruger Effect shows that the less knowledgeable people are, the more they tend to overestimate their knowledge and abilities.
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30 Sep 20
1/ The Subtle Art of Not Giving a Fuck (in a Twitter thread)...

Now, while not giving a fuck may seem simple on the surface, it’s a whole new bag of burritos under the hood. I don’t know what that means, but I don’t give a fuck. A bag of burritos sounds awesome, let’s go with it
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3/ We give a fuck when our coworkers don’t bother asking us about our awesome weekend. We give a fuck when it’s raining and we were supposed to go jogging in the morning.
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