What sorts of needs are we talking about? Among the most important sources of happiness are: a sense of security; a good outlook; autonomy or control over our lives; good relationships; and skilled and meaningful activity. If you are unhappy, there’s a good chance that it’s for want of something on this list.
Wisdom from a star…
“Trusting you is my decision, proving me wrong is your choice.”
(via I can’t even find a words for this. - 9GAG)

Wisdom from a star…
“Trusting you is my decision, proving me wrong is your choice.”
(via I can’t even find a words for this. - 9GAG)

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The American idea of racial progress is measured by how fast I become white.
— James Baldwin. (via theblacksophisticate)
Reblogged from Ignorant-Bliss
The opposite of depression is not happiness, but vitality, and it was vitality that seemed to seep away from me in that moment.
Tech is fun now, deliriously so, but this fun comes with a built-in anxiety that it must lead to more.
As David Foster Wallace put it, “You’ll stop worrying what others think about you when you realize how seldom they do.”

The measure of progress in life and love isn’t the absence of problems, but the presence of better quality problems.

Just because things still feel difficult, doesn’t mean you haven’t come a long way. You might just have better quality problems now.

11 Modest Lessons In Living From 2013

Mind blowing reframe.

What I learned by listening, is that most people have not experienced much compassion in their life. Instead they have been met with either pity or empathy. All this circles back to your question. Most people pretend to be ceaselessly happy because they worry that they will either experience pity or be told to “get over it” - in other words they worry that their suffering is either too big or too small.
The problem with hyper product-oriented entrepreneurs is that they often have one tool in their pocket: Making a great product. That’s both admirable, and dangerous. Once the initial product is working, the team has to quickly transition into marketing and user growth, which requires a different set of skills. It has to be more about metrics rather than product design: running experiments, optimizing signup flows, arbitraging LTVs and CACs, etc. It’s best when this is built on the firm foundation of user engagement that’s already been set up. In contrast, an entrepreneur that’s too product oriented will just continue polishing features or possibly introducing “big new ideas” that ultimately screw the product up. Or keep doing the same thing unaware of the milestone cliff in front of them. Scary.