If you’re standing at the bottom of a hill with friends, it will appear less steep and easier to climb than if you are alone.
– Lisa Feldman Barrett, Phd

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If you don’t change then the rains soon come
– Lauren Hill

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“[P]eople spend at least half their waking hours simulating rather than paying attention to the world around them, and this pure simulation strongly drives their feelings.”

– Lisa Feldman Barrett, How Emotions Are Made: The Secret Life of the Brain, p. 71. 

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“In wrestling, girls have an advantage. The guys think less of you until you are face-to-face with them!”

– Rachel, age 11,  quoted in Strong is the New Pretty

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