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30 Life Lessons I Learned In 24 Years

Alright, so I turned 24 and I thought I’ll do something special this time. I thought I’ll write about what I’ve learned so far on my brief time on this planet.

Originally, I wanted it to be 24 lessons. But when I started writing, 24 turned into 35, which turned into 48, which turned into 62. Way too many…

So I went through the whole list again, and sure enough, I started to recognize patterns. I realized that some lessons were like branches of a bigger, unifying principle. Eventually, after countless revisions, I ended up with these 30 big ideas.

The Progress Principle: How to Be Happy at Work and In Life

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Happiness is like a butterfly: the more you chase it, the more it will elude you. But if you turn your attention to other things, it will come and sit softly on your shoulder.

– Henry David Thoreau

What is the true key to happiness? Is it fame? Is it high status? Is it a good reputation? Is it money or fortune? Is it that new big house or that amazing car?