The pursuit of happiness and single vs. multi-tasking

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In this episode, we discuss happiness and whether or not it is a worthy pursuit. We also share our thoughts on single-tasking versus multi-tasking.

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What you’ll hear:

  • How we define happiness
  • Some problems with our cultural perception of happiness
  • Other worthy pursuits
  • Why multi-tasking is overrated
  • How personality affects your ability to multi-task
  • Tips for successfully single-tasking

Can I quote you on that?

  • “It (the pursuit of happiness) alludes to a false sense that you can control your life.” - Maggie
  • “We can miss some really valuable things while we’re busy seeking happiness.” - Jacey
  • “The desire to be happy and content is not bad on it’s own. I think we have put a disproportionate amount of value on it so that it has overshadowed the value of things like perserverence or patience or commitment.” - Maggie
  • “Something that can be a downfall of pursuing the emotion of happiness is that you become self-centered.” - Maggie
  • “Happiness is the moment before you need more happiness.” - Don Draper (Mad Men)
  • “What if our pursuit was the happiness of others?” - Maggie
  • “Sometimes we think we’re doing something ot be happy, but its actually something that’s either there to numb pain or to be a quick fix.” - Jacey
  • “We have mis-categorized things as creating happiness when actually they are filling voids.” - Maggie
  • “I don’t want you to be happy, I want so much more for you than that.” - Jacey
  • “The good kind of multitasking is when you’re utilizing noncompeting facets of yourself." - Maggie
  • “At the end of my days, I don’t just want to be like ‘I read a lot of internet articles, and I had a pretty OK Instagram feed, and I tweeted some things'.” - Jacey

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Thoughts, questions, comments?

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