Gretchen Rubin

A Mysterious Observation about Happiness from Oscar Wilde.

A Mysterious Observation about Happiness from Oscar Wilde.

“There are many things that we would throw away if we were not afraid that others might pick them up.”  -- Oscar Wilde, The Picture of Dorian Gray

This has always struck me as an eerie and mysterious observation; I've been surprised by its truth.

Taking a job, dating a person, accepting a position, a great bargain...how often do we pursue a certain course because we know that if we don't take advantage of something, someone else will?

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