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Quick hits pervert happiness

You can’t solve your problems by simply buying things. Materialism offers a temporary sop of happiness.

Alcoholism is also a crude method for escaping life’s woes. Pursuing short-term satisfaction only paints the surface.

The quick hit — whether a shot of dopamine or a numbing of anxiety — bends to the rhythm of a rollercoaster only for stress and discomfort to volley right back.

Long-term joy comes from the satisfaction of knowing that your health and emotions are in check.

Man is a strange and contradictory animal. He chases immediacy in the hunt for glory.

In feeling invigorated, he lets slip the most beautiful way to live: coming clean in the challenge and opportunity to get the balance right.

By Wells Baum

Wells Baum is a daily blogger who writes about Life & Arts. He's also the author of four books.

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