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Gretchen Rubin

Gretchen Rubin

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Secret of Adulthood: Hell Is Other People; Heaven Is Other People.

September 22nd, 2015

Episode 128 of 399 episodes

From Further Secrets of Adulthood: Hell is Other People; Heaven is other people. Ancient philosophers and contemporary scientists agree that if a key — perhaps the key — to happiness is our relationships to other people. To be happy, we need to have enduring, intimate bonds; we need to be able to get and give support; we need to be able to confide, we need to feel like we belong. People make us happy. But what makes us unhappy? Well, in many cases, people. Agree, disagree?

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