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Perfectionism Ruins You: How Buzz Aldrin Got Depressed After Landing on the Moon

Happiness doesn’t lie in being remarkable.

Perfectionism Kills You: How Buzz Aldrin Got Depressed After Landing on the Moon
Astronaut Buzz Aldrin on 16 April 1969 | Image by NASA on Wikimedia Commons in the public domain, altered by the author

Imagine you’ve achieved something no one has ever done before. And you’ve become a national hero.

But the public hysteria is starting to agitate you. Not because you don’t have privacy, but because you feel like a fraud. And so you…

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