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How To Design a Lucky Life

How To Design a Lucky Life
I'm no extrovert and I apply most of these to my life already. being an extrovert is no requirement: generosity, humbleness, asking questions, getting to know your neighbors, never speaking negatively...none of these are "extrovert" activities. Sure it might help with asking questions, etc, but sometimes we gotta suck it up and do uncomfortable things. I clearly wasn't talking about the ones where extroversion isn't a requirement. I'm talking about things like "never eat alone". Also, asking questions and getting to know your neighbors? My point: I didn't say what I said because I refuse to "suck it up", I said it because instructions like those and "be social" are given as if it's not a difficult and stressful thing for a lot of people to do. I hear you. It's sad that saying how important you are can be more beneficial than actually being important.

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