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There Are Two Kinds of Happy People

“If it is scary or painful, work to avoid it” vs. “Grow a spine and do your duty.”
January 28th, 2021

“Moralism is the principle that moral virtue is to be defined and followed for its own sake. ‘Tell yourself, first of all, what kind of man you want to be,’ Epictetus wrote in his Discourses, ‘and then go ahead with what you are doing.’ In other words, create a code of virtuous conduct for yourself and live by it, with no loopholes for convenience.”

Read the full article:  Arthur Brooks, The Atlantic

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