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I think this is a really good question.

I've been asking myself similar questions, and made a site for it at https://www.deepthoughtapp.com

I've been using this as a way to understand myself better.

Success at work does bring me happiness. But happiness is fleeting as well. There are moments of frustration at work, which bring my mood down. I believe the feeling of progress drives a lot of happiness.

I'm trying: - to better to deal with the frustration - to accept accept frustration as the cost of happiness. I don't think there can be happiness without frustration. - to understand my rhythms of highs and lows better - look at small successes, daily successes, personal growth - find fulfillment. What makes me fulfilled. - Understand my motivators. The need for autonomy, mastery, and the purpose of it all.


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