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A Life of One's Own

A Life of One's Own

Jan 1, 2018-- In today's world most of us are obsessed with forging purpose in life. The impact that standardized tests can have on the entire trajectory of one's life has parents molding the future of their children before they even know what freedom of choice they are giving up. Fear of missing the boat has many jumping into the safest, closest one around. Almost a century ago one adventurous spirit embarked upon an "experiment" of self-discovery for seven years only to find that by letting go of the drive to create a preconceived version of reality could one experience genuine spontaneity, meaning, and happiness in life. Cultural curator and curious mind at large Maria Popova masterfully weaves the experience and revelations of Marion Milner as recorded in her journals and published in her "A Life of One's Own" into a tapestry of wonder and discovery. (9650 reads)


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