The Road To Happiness: The Four Stages Of Life

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I found this article on my Facebook, it’s a refreshing take on how to find happiness by understanding the stages of life (not found in standard Psychology textbooks),written by Mark Mansion, markmanson.net, and I find it very meaningful. Here are the Four Stages of Life:

Stage One: Mimicry

We are born helpless. We can’t walk, can’t talk, can’t feed ourselves, can’t even clean our own ass.

As children, the way we’re wired to learn is by watching and mimicking others. First we learn to do physical skills like walk and talk. Then we develop social skills by watching and mimicking our peers around us. Then, finally, in late childhood, we learn to adapt to our culture by observing the rules and norms around us and trying to behave in such a way that is generally considered acceptable by society.

The goal of this stage is to teach is how to function…

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