Chapter 15. Individuals: Create a Profoundly Satisfying Life

  • Satisfy both the me and the us in your life

  • King Midas is a bad role model

  • Live life vividly—with a sense of adventure

A cab driver, a curious and friendly man, initiated a remarkably open and searching conversation with me once. “I'm from Somalia,” he said, “one of the poorest countries in the world. Sometimes people don't have anything to eat for tomorrow but yet, they are happy. And here, where you have so much, people are unhappy. Can you explain that?”

“Well,” I replied, “I think that when you have very little, you don't expect much and you're very grateful for what you have. When hard work doesn't get you far, then you may not try very hard because the chances are good that it won't ...

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