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Secret of Adulthood: Enthusiasm Makes Difficult Tasks Easy.

Further Secrets of Adulthood:   The more I think about happiness, the more I value enthusiasm. Enthusiasm is a form of social courage – it’s safer to criticize and scoff than to praise and embrace — and I’ve decided that I’d rather be “enthusiastic” than “confident.” I have a patron saint for enthusiasm. Can you guess it? Julia Child! (This …


Who Are Your Patron Saints? Here Are Mine.

Every Wednesday is Tip Day, or List Day. This Wednesday: Six patron saints. People often ask me, “Come on, what’s the key to happiness? If you had to pick one thing, what would you say?” I think that question can be answered in several ways, depending on what framework you use. But one answer would certainly be–self-knowledge. It’s the Fifth …