Life is too messy for absolute certainty. And that's a fact | Oliver Burkeman
5 monthes ago - By The Guardian
Making inflexible demands of the world, then flying off the handle when they're unmet, is no path to happiness One thing most people these days seem absolutely certain about - and yes, this is a bit ironic - is that absolutist thinking is bad. Making inflexible demands of the world, then flying off the handle when they're unmet, is no path to happiness. Nor is seeing every issue in black and white, or refusing to be friends with anyone who doesn't share every one of your views. Absolutism is no healthier when turned inwards, either, where it manifests as perfectionism. Yet we all engage in...
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