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Choose? Or Decide?

Is it just me, or does the word “decide” feel more ominous than the word “choose”? “Choose” feels lighter and more whimsical to me. I like that. Maybe “choose” causes us to focus on the possibilities of the thing chosen, and “decide” makes us consider the possibilities of the things not chosen. “Choose” promises adventure, […]

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Stop Setting Goals that Don’t Make You Happy

Note to reader: This essay is 13,000 words long — and you should read every word. I spent 2 months writing this (and editing it ruthlessly, so it would be easy to read). I threw away over 100,000 words to wind up with these 13,000. I also spent the previous several years learning the concepts […]

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