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A Little Happier: I Love an Emotion That I Call the “Varsity Team” Feeling.
A Little Happier

A Little Happier: I Love an Emotion That I Call the “Varsity Team” Feeling.

I love being part of the “varsity team,” or witnessing a varsity team at work—and even knowing the phrase varsity team.
A Little Happier: We Love Excellence—When We Can Recognize It.
A Little Happier

A Little Happier: We Love Excellence—When We Can Recognize It.

In this hilarious “Funny or Die” video by the musician Jewel, she goes undercover at a karaoke bar. It’s a good example of the fact that people do appreciate excellence, when they’re able to recognize it.
A Little Happier: To Be Excellent in Some Areas, We May Have To Be Willing To Be Mediocre in Other Areas.
A Little Happier

A Little Happier: To Be Excellent in Some Areas, We May Have To Be Willing To Be Mediocre in Other Areas.

Eisenhower gave Nixon some helpful advice: to be excellent in some areas, we have to be willing to be mediocre in other areas.
A Little Happier: Another Lesson from Dolly Parton: You Don’t Necessarily Have to Be Good at Something.
A Little Happier

A Little Happier: Another Lesson from Dolly Parton: You Don’t Necessarily Have to Be Good at Something.

Dolly Parton and Paul McCartney are yet more examples of my Secret of Adulthood: You don’t have to be good at something to be good at something.
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