The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck: A Counterintuitive Approach to Living a Good Life - Mark Manson

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Much as the pain of touching a hot stove teaches you not to touch it again, the sadness of being alone teaches you not to do the things that made you feel so alone again. Emotions are simply biological signals designed to nudge you in the direction of beneficial change.

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kumagai 3 years, 7 months ago
Except that this same instinct, applied to loss and grief, teaches us not to love ever again so as not to experience loss and grief. Emotions don't nudge us toward beneficial change, they nudge us away from pain.

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