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Gretchen Rubin

Gretchen Rubin

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Secrets of Adulthood: Hell Is Other People. Heaven Is Other People.

July 7th, 2015

Episode 87 of 401 episodes

From Further Secrets of Adulthood: Hell is other people. Heaven is other people. Ancient philosophers and contemporary scientists agree: to be happy, we need relationships. We need enduring, intimate bonds; we need to be able to confide; we need to feel like we belong; we need to be able to get support–and just as important for happiness, we need to be able to give support. Hell is other people. Heaven is other people, too. Agree, disagree?

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