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Part 1. The Deep Need to Belong.

Pleasure is one type of happiness. We can eat a chocolate and be happy for a few seconds, after winning a contest we can be happy for days, and newly-weds can be happy for months. Then we return to our … Continue reading

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More about the deep need to belong.

In the past, the more we contributed to the tribe and felt valued for our contribution, the more likely we were to stay in the tribe and live long enough to pass on our genes. Heaven help the poor person … Continue reading

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Part 2. The need to feel valued by the tribe.

‘Supposedly, the words we enjoy hearing most are, “I love you”. Not true. The words we most want to hear are, “Well done!”’ Peter the Heckler. Imagine doing something wonderful, like inventing something special, or saving a person’s life, or … Continue reading

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