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On Ask Polly: I Have Absolutely No Idea What I Need to Be Happy

Polly, I would totally buy the first two paragraphs of your response and frame them and put them on my wall and look at them alll day. Love the swimming metaphor, it's gorgeous and a perfect description of the difference between the struggle to keep going and the mysteriously smooth function of life once you stop worrying so much about optimizing for happiness and thinking everything you do should be perfectly under your control.

Posted on June 4, 2014 at 4:09 pm 2