HAPPINESS & SELF HELP
I’m not perfect and there’s always so much to learn about this world, and about ourselves. I’m constantly curious and always growing. I love absorbing wisdom. So here’s a section just for that - things that made a lasting impression on me.
511 - LIFE STORIES / BIOS
The Last Lecture [Book by Randy Pausch]
Randy Pausch is a professor at Carnegie Melon diagnosed with terminal cancer. The book is a narrative of a collection of life experiences of lessons to share in his last lecture. But the lecture he gave – “Really Achieving Your Childhood Dreams” – wasn’t about dying. It was about the importance of overcoming obstacles, of enabling the dreams of others, of seizing every moment (because “time is all you have…and you may find one day that you have less than you think”). It was a summation of everything Randy had come to believe. It was about living. A worthwhile read, one that puts life and gratefulness back into perspective.
There’s More to Life Than Being Happy [The Atlantic]
References Man’s Search for Meaning (I hate how uninclusive the title is… women also search for meaning)… but it’s an incredible work. Viktor E Frankl is a psychiatrist’s memoir sharing his work with survivors from Nazi concentration camps. Both the Atlantic article and Frankl’s book discuss a greater meaning and purpose to life than raw happiness.
More thought starters...
Struggle: The Most Important Question of your Life [MM.net]
Mark Manson keeps it real. His writing style is raw and relatable. This piece resonated with me… as a struggling corporate millennial wanting more but caving in.
How to Move through 4 Stages of Life [Quartz]
I saved this article because I reread and respond to it differently at different stages and obstacles in life. Super thought provoking and introspective. Sometimes, the being able to anticipate the next stage is all you need to get there.
Time is Precious [Facebook Video]
You’ll Never Be Famous – And That’s OK [NY Times]
531 - IKIGAI
532 - TYPES OF INTELLIGENCE
The Life Changing Magic of Tidying Up
The title says it all… how you live and thrive in the environment or clutter you create affects everything. Organizational pro tipz on how not to be a hoarder.
How Stress Affects the Brain [TED Ed Video]
How to be better about STRESS [NY Times]
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