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“Going to Pieces Without Falling Apart” by Dr. Mark Epstein

Afflicted as we are with a kind of psychological materialism, we are concerned primarily with beefing ourselves up. Self-development, self-esteem, self-confidence, self-expression, self-awareness, and self-control are our most sought after attributes. But Buddhism teaches us that happiness does not come … Continue reading

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“The Up Side of Down” by Megan McArdle

I tell them what it took me years to learn myself: they should give themselves permission to suck. It is easy to begin once you have accepted that what you produce may not be very good, and that this is … Continue reading

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