Survival of the Well-est

From Skip the Line by James Altucher

“What if it’s not survival of the fittest but survival of the “well-est”? If someone was content with their life and figured out how to consistently feel that contentment, what could bring them down? If someone could check the boxes on all the things that made them feel satisfied with their lives, then would they ever fall into despair?”

Skip the Line

While it’s great to be fit and strong, we don’t need it to survive in the modern world. These days, we put much more value on intangible things like status, generosity, or prestige. If we want to survive and live well, it’s much more effective to focus directly on our well-being and be content with what we have.

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