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The opposite of a profound truth is also true

The opposite of a profound truth is also true, and often, the search for happiness means embracing both sides of a contradiction. “Begin now” and “Wait.” “Keep an empty shelf” and “Keep a junk drawer.” “Accept myself” and “Expect more from myself.”

Secrets of Adulthood

  • It’s very hard to make things easier. 
  • Material desires have a spiritual aspect.
  • Hell is other people. Heaven is ofver people. 

Secrets of Adulthood

  • Things often get harder before they get easer. 
  • What we assume will be temporary often becomes permanent; what we assume is permanent often proves temporary. 
  • It’s easier to keep up than to catch up.

Secrets of Adulthood

  • Always say hello. 
  • Never let your car’s gas level fall into the “empty” zone. 
  • Bring a sweater. 

Secrets of Adulthood 

  • Just because something is fun for someone else doesn’t make it fun for you— and vice versa. 
  • Soap and water remove most stains. 
  • We’re more like other people than we suppose, and we’reless like other people than we suppose. 

Most decisions don’t require extensive research 
— Gretchen Rubin