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“Reacting to our experiences means we make decisions based on what we believe happened yesterday and what we think may happen tomorrow. In contrast, we respond to our experiences when we make choices based on what’s happening right here, right now.”
I spent most of the past five years traveling around the world, visiting more than thirty countries while living out of a backpack and making money online. Four months ago I moved to Amsterdam, and here I plan to stay for the foreseeable future. Why did I give up the travel lifestyle for a more settled existence?
“I call everyone ‘Darling’ because I can’t remember their names.” – Zsa Zsa Gabor
If there’s one phrase that bugs the shit out of me, it’s this one: “Everything happens for a reason.” You often hear this from well-intentioned people in an attempt to comfort others.
It seems happiness isn’t good enough anymore. No, we have to be the happiest that we can possibly imagine ourselves to be. (Or at least happier than all our pseudo-friends on Facebook.) Of course, thinking that way just makes us unhappy.