What do you for a living? It’s either the first or last question you want to answer at a dinner party.
Any time you have to open up about a personal topic it burns the lips.
Comparisons are natural, contentedness is artificial. Everyone acts happy but they always want what they don’t have.
If you earn $50,000 a year, you want $100,000. If you’re stuck in a cubicle, you want to work from the beach. If you’re single, you want a partner.
The opposite is true: just switch the latter with the desire for more time, a stable job, and more privacy.
Life is a game riddled with paradoxes. This realization should elucidate what truly motivates you.
Your level of happiness depends on your ability to appreciate what you got multiplied by a personal projection of where you want to go.
Self-scrutiny is a therefore a type of theft.