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Quotes: Feeling a change in one's life

Nassim Nicholas Taleb: ”If you are in a state of painful thirst, then a bottle of water increase your well-being significantly. More water means more pleasure. But what if I gave you a cistern of water? Clearly your well-being becomes rapidly insensitive to further quantities. As a matter of fact, if I gave you the choice between a bottle or a cistern you would prefer the bottle – so your enjoyment declines with additional quantities.

These nonlinear relationships are ubiquitous in life. Linear relationships are truly the exception; we only focus on them in classrooms and textbooks because they are easier to understand.”J. B. MacKinnon:"I have a rule of thumb for when a lifestyle change will be meaningful: When it feels like an adventure."Robert A. Burton:”Though not necessarily aware of when we feel purpose and meaning, we are nearly always aware of the sickening feeling when we don't possess them.”Norman Boucher:“‘If you lack empathy,’ President [Ruth] Simmons t…