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7 Ways to Make Meaning From Hardship

We prefer pleasure over pain, happiness over sadness, and positive experiences over negative ones. But might negative experiences actually make us happier in the long run? Some evidence suggests that, yes, we can use those tough experiences to build ourselves up instead of letting them tear us down. In fact, any experience—from small things like

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4 New Ways to Find Meaning and Purpose

How to boost purpose with achievement, creativity, expertise, and prosociality. What exactly is “purpose”? And what are the ways we can seek purpose? Here are just some of the tricks you can use to more easily find your purpose. 1. Get clear on your goals. One way people seek purpose is through achievement. To seek

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How to Find Meaning in Life

This 3-step strategy could help you start finding more meaning. So often we walk through life like zombies — our bodies are present, but our minds are elsewhere. We’re not mindful, so we’re not really paying attention. When we’re not present, we can miss the things in life that really matter — the things that

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