Should you live to build a great resume or a great life? The idea behind this post came from a TED Talk from 2014 by David Brooks. I mean no offense to Mr. Brooks by what I am about to say. The idea is great, but you can skip listening to the talk itself because he gets it all wrong.
In the Ted Talk by Alain de Botton, he argues that each one of us must define what success is for ourselves. This is different from the commonly held view in modern society that success is an accumulation of power, prestige, and wealth. Alain also debunks the current notion that a person should be successful in all areas of life all the time. He says that is impossible, you must choose what you will be successful at, and other areas of your life will pay the price. Read on to dive deeper and find out how to apply his “kinder, gentler philosophy of success” to your life.
5 Reasons Why You Need Fun (and 5 Ways to Have More) was inspired by a Ted Talk given by Catherine Price, “Why Having Fun Is The Secret To A Healthier Life”.