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it is better to want what you have than to have what you want

By 7/24/2014

i wanted to share an op-ed i think is worth a read from last sunday's NYT.  back to my regular posting about wanting things tomorrow ;)

Love People, Not Pleasure



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  1. Thank you for sharing! There was also a recent study by Harvard about happiness. I think you'll enjoy it! http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/08/11/how-this-harvard-psycholo_n_3727229.html

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  2. i love the title, it's beautiful..

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  3. such a great article and reminder! Thanks for sharing.

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  4. Fascinating article! A bit ironic though coming the day after your 91st Closet Cravings post.

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  5. I'm so happy you shared this article. The differences between intrinsic and extrinsic goals is what touched me the most. It's all about changing our mindset. I do believe the pursuit of beauty is intrinsic.

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  6. As a maker/designer/artist I often struggle with the call I feel to create - which involves creating THINGS. Lately I've been trying to view it as my way of communicating with others, instead of just being a product pusher. I'd love to read your thoughts, or struggles if any, on this. You may be able to articulate it much better given your english major;)

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    2. You're right - it's how you know to express yourself. I am drawn to pretty things. It seems to be at the fiber of my being. I try to find objects that tell a story or make other people feel a certain way when they include them in their home. That's got to be real!

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  7. Love this! if we had what we wanted there would seem to be no room for improvement or change.

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