if you’re happy

Posted: September 27th, 2013 | No Comments »

from ann friedman’s article “Why I’m Glad I Quit New York at Age 24”:

When I describe my West Coast existence (sunshine! avocados! etc.) to some New Yorkers, they acknowledge that they really like California, too, but could never move there because they’d get too “soft.” At first this confused me, but after hearing it a few times, I’ve come to believe that a lot of people equate comfort with complacency, calmness with laziness. If you’re happy, you’re not working hard enough. You’ve stopped striving.

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