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  1. Re-selecting life values and goals
  2. Choosing happiness over pleasure
  3. Controlling negative emotions
  4. Responding to people’s bad behavior
  5. Whose opinions to care about
  6. Time management and priorities
  7. Choosing a restaurant
  8. Food and eating
  9. Leisure time and influences
  10. Not being afraid of problems

1: Re-Selecting Life Values and Goals

  • “Life is short — the fruit of this life is a good character and acts for the common good.” — Meditations (Stoicism)
  • “Whatever abilities I have, I should not be selfish with them.” — The Guide to a Happy Life (Confucianism)
  • “View others’ gains as my own gains. View others’ losses as my own losses.” — The Treatise on Response and Retribution (Daoism)
  • “Always hold the intention to benefit and comfort others.” — The Ten Virtuous Conducts (Buddhism)

2: Choosing Happiness over Pleasure

3: Controlling Negative Emotions

4: Responding to People’s Bad Behavior

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5: Whose Opinions to Care About

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6: Time Management and Priorities

7: Choosing a Restaurant

Example 8: Food and Eating

Example 9: Leisure Time and Influences

Example 10: Not Being Afraid of Problems

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