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George Saunders on How to Live an Unregretting Life
George Saunders on How to Live an Unregretting Life

“At the end of my life, I know I won’t be wishing I’d held more back, been less effusive, more often stood on ceremony, forgiven less, spent more days oblivious to the secret wishes and fears of the people around me.”

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Moonlight and the Magic of the Unnecessary
Moonlight and the Magic of the Unnecessary

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The Ecstasy of Eternity: Richard Jefferies on Time and Self-Transcendence
The Ecstasy of Eternity: Richard Jefferies on Time and Self-Transcendence

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Jonathan Franzen on How to Write About Nature, with a Side of Rachel Carson and Alice in Wonderland
Jonathan Franzen on How to Write About Nature, with a Side of Rachel Carson and Alice in Wonderland

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Hermann Hesse on Discovering the Soul Beneath the Self and the Key to Finding Peace
Hermann Hesse on Discovering the Soul Beneath the Self and the Key to Finding Peace

“Self-hate is really the same thing as sheer egoism, and in the long run breeds the same cruel isolation and despair.”

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Cordyceps, the Carpenter Ant, and the Boundaries of the Self: The Strange Science of Zombie Fungi
Cordyceps, the Carpenter Ant, and the Boundaries of the Self: The Strange Science of Zombie Fungi

“It is likely that fungi have been manipulating animal minds for much of the time that there have been minds to manipulate.”

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The Middle Passage: A Jungian Field Guide to Finding Meaning and Transformation in Midlife
The Middle Passage: A Jungian Field Guide to Finding Meaning and Transformation in Midlife

“Our task at midlife is to be strong enough to relinquish the ego-urgencies of the first half and open ourselves to a greater wonder.”

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The Other Significant Others: Living and Loving Outside the Confines of Conventional Friendship and Compulsory Coupledom
The Other Significant Others: Living and Loving Outside the Confines of Conventional Friendship and Compulsory Coupledom

“While we weaken friendships by expecting too little of them, we undermine romantic relationships by expecting too much of them.”

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How Emotions Are Made
How Emotions Are Made

“Emotions are not reactions to the world; they are your constructions of the world.”

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The Secret Life of Chocolate: Oliver Sacks on the Cultural and Natural History of Cacao
The Secret Life of Chocolate: Oliver Sacks on the Cultural and Natural History of Cacao

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