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Why the relentless search for happiness can, in fact, make us more unhappy. When the belief that happiness can and should be consistently sustained clashes with a reality in which it cannot, it creates a particular brand of suffering.
"I spent the spring semester of my sophomore year studying abroad in Heredia, Costa Rica. To say that semester changed my life would be an understatement. Without sounding too dramatic, I became a completely different person."
"Whenever things got tough, I always told myself that the sooner I got done with school, the sooner I could enter my romcom era. Obviously movies are not realistic models to follow, but I’m just saying the best romcoms are post-grad."
"It is important to remember that these messages, though subtle in appearance, have a lasting negative impact on a person’s psychological and physical well-being; especially when someone is experiencing them regularly."
"I share this very personal experience with you because...1 in 5 Americans struggle with mental health challenges. My challenge is anxiety; perhaps yours is depression, addiction, bipolar disorder, or other diagnosable mental illness."
"I enjoy my role as a peer advisor because I get to learn about the amazing things my peers do outside the classroom! I enjoy being a resource for other students because I understand how intimidating it can be to navigate college!"
"Definitely pursue an internship, it's a really invaluable experience! Be creative and think out of the box. At first, I thought I could only find a governmental public health department position but there's so many areas of public health. "
"My advice would be to just try to do something that you think you'll enjoy, or if you don't know exactly what you're going to do, find recommendations from things that maybe you enjoyed earlier in your childhood."
"There are not enough words to fully capture the profound impact that studying abroad had on my life. Not only did my time abroad ultimately inspire my goals after graduation, but it also helped me to appreciate my own identities..."
"In this research, specifically, we focus on global medicine from a perspective of actions that need to be taken by the healthcare field to aid the public, and that is what I want to spend the rest of my life doing."
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