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31 Important Things You Should Say ‘No’ to for a Happier Life

And how to do it

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AAntoine de Saint-Exupéry, the aviator and author of The Little Prince, said: “Perfection is achieved not when there is nothing more to add, but when there is nothing left to take away.”

I’d say the same is true of happiness. I’m a happy man not only for the things I do, but also for the things I don’t do…




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Danny Forest

Danny Forest

Polymath. Life Optimizer. Learner. Entrepreneur. Engineer. Writer.

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