Why We Need Pain and How to Use It to Your Advantage

If bodily pain helps us survive by warning us about a physical problem, then emotional pain also evolved to help us survive.

Some people handle pain by spiraling into self-destruction while others not only overcome, but excel in extraordinary ways.

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Nature and Nurture: Surrounding Ourselves with Happiness

It’s clear that there’s no one internal or external factor that causes depression. That may be unfortunate to some, but I believe that should give us hope; we’re not completely beholden to our genes or our life experiences.

If environmental and external factors constitute any significant portion of depression (and research seems to tell us they do) then we can focus on manipulating our personal environments to be happier.

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