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Striving for an Ordinary Life

Happiness and satisfaction can be found without extraordinary achievements.

I enjoy reading self-improvement books and articles, but I often notice a disconnect between what the authors assume my goals are and what my actual goals are.

One common self-improvement theme is striving for an “extraordinary” life. This is a theme that I’ve…



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Benya Clark

I’m a lawyer turned writer from North Carolina. I write about sobriety, mental health, and more. Subscribe to my weekly newsletter at