"There are three happiness killers - doing work you do not love and are not passionate about, surrounding yourself with people who you do not really like (someone who just fills time), and living somewhere that does not let you be you. Just stop it. Life is far too short".
Entrevista de Richard Florida para The Happiness Project: “Cycling, Writing, Walking — and Living in the Right City.”
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"I never thought writing could bring so much pleasure. Yes, the old adage about all you have to do is sit down and the keyboard and "open vein" captures some of the initial pain and hesitation. But once you get into in, get into what the psychologist, Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi calls flow, it becomes quite enjoyable - that total focus, the sense of being inside your own ideas, and of course it's always much, much better when you see the finished product".