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What It Means To Have A Low Threshold For Happiness

Imagine you’re on the beach, hip-deep in water. The sun is shining, there is a gentle breeze, and the water feels cool around you on a warm day. You feel the waves go in and out. The scene is almost like a dream.

And then you notice a big wave coming. It doesn’t seem like it’s much bigger than usual. But then you see that the wave is cresting overhead before you. You can’t back up fast enough to avoid the wave because the water is up to your hips and you can’t run. Before you know it, you’re submerged, being carried back to shore. When the…




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