Life Hack for Getting Suddenly Awesome: Know That It’s Not Just You


“The mass of men lead lives of quiet desperation. What is called resignation is confirmed desperation.” – Henry David Thoreau, Walden

This is still one of the best things ever said.


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  1. Kate,

    Do you think the source of this desperation is, ultimately, settling? I think that is true to a degree. But I’ve always read this as meaning that we are all (mostly) living in a desperate state, and the only difference between us is that some people are resigned to it and some are not. What do you think? Any way out of this state of living?