Conscious Culture 66: Happiness Myth No. 8: You’ll Be Happy As Soon As You…
May 04, 2022 9:41 pm
Happiness Myth No. 8: You’ll Be Happy As Soon As You…
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The newsletter will now be published once every two weeks. Lately, I've been so engrossed in programming that I've barely noticed the passing of time. I finished my portfolio site last week, and I've been going on interviews for software engineering jobs. My decision to move to every other week is due to the desire to improve my programming skills.
Here’s a link to my portfolio:
If you check it out, I’d love to know what you think.
Anyhow, I just continue learning and trying to improve myself at all of this. Starting next week, I'll begin a class on Solidity. My goal is to be able to make web3 apps and NFTs after the class.
This week I’m sharing articles on:
- The arrival fallacy
- You’re not behind
- How to ask for help
Feel free to hit reply and let me know what you think.
“The “arrival fallacy,” the belief that when you arrive at a certain destination, you’ll be happy. (Other fallacies include the “floating world fallacy,” the belief that immediate pleasure, cut off from future purpose, can bring happiness, and the “nihilism fallacy,” the belief that it’s not possible to become happier.) The arrival fallacy is a fallacy because arriving rarely makes you as happy as you expect.”
“The feeling of being behind is one of the most destructive feelings to harbor and yet almost every high performer I have ever met suffers from it. The question that finally helped me break the cycle was: behind compared to what? Some alternate-reality version of yourself without flaws, a relentless Terminator on the Perfect Course of Life, chasing down and slaying goals and if you stop to catch your breath for one second the cyborg-take-no-prisoners-has-no-bad-days-or-relationship-or-family-issues-and-never-binge-watches-Netflix ‘you’ will just fly by and you will never be able to catch up no matter how hard you try?”
“The ability to ask for and obtain help is a valuable life skill. Over time, carrying a heavy load without enough support can lead to burnout – the exhaustion and disengagement that results from the chronic stress of having too many demands and not enough resources.”
“Learn UX/UI design skills in practice with bite-sized tasks.”
Tools and Resources
“A simple step-by-step guide to developing your mindset (the most powerful asset humans have)”
“Pick any country on the map and let yourself get carried away by a beautiful musical collection that takes you on a journey through different decades.”
Quote of the Week
"Life's under no obligation to give us what we expect."
— Margaret Mitchell
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