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196/365 Flooded with gratitude

Only after the task is completed do we have the leisure to look back on what has happened, and then we are flooded with gratitude for the excellence of that experience-then, in retrospect, we are happy. From “Finding Flow: The Psychology Of Engagement With Everyday Life” by Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi

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192/365 No photographs allowed

“Sir, you can’t take any photos in this area!”, she raised her voice alarmingly. I looked at her without realising what was so wrong about taking a photo in an airport were millions of people pass every day. She seemed to feel equally uneasy of having to enforce a rule.[…]

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167/365 A fighting chance

Although we live in a world engineered to make us want, we can—just by paying attention—start to see through some of it. Knowing what’s going on won’t eliminate all your wants, but it will give you at least a fighting chance to exercise your “I won’t” power. from The Willpower[…]

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