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7 Harmful Lies We Tell Ourselves

And the truths we can use instead.

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“Why am I not happier now? I told myself all I needed was this!”

It’s a conversation I often have with myself after the high of an achievement or purchase wears off.

We humans aren’t wired for contentment. We developed as a species by not being content. Contentment is a fleeting state for all but…




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Max Klein

Max Klein

Family Man. Leader. MBA. Writer. Marine Corps Veteran. Winemaker.

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