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Story: You May Not Be the Best, You’re Probably Not the Worst.

For the weekly videos, I now tell a story. I’ve realized that for me, and I think for many people, a story is what holds my attention and makes a point most powerfully. This week’s story (courtesy of my husband, many years ago): You may not be the best; you’re probably not the worst.   Check out the little Christmas …

“If God Had Not Made Brown Honey, Men Would Think Figs Far Sweeter.”

“If God had not made brown honey, men would think figs far sweeter than they do.” –Xenophanes They say that “Comparisons are odious,” but lately, I’ve been thinking a lot about the effect of comparison on happiness–and on perception generally. Comparison to others, comparison to the past, imagined comparison, comparison across experiences…it has a powerful influence on our thinking.