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Less Than Perfect Happiness

Part of being happy is being being content with our selves and our lives. What if you have unreasonable expectations? It's ok to strive to be better, but MSNBC argues that you don't have to be perfect to be happy. Relax your sometimes unachievable standards and feel the rest of you following suit.

Does trying to get it all done and done perfectly get in the way of your happiness?

Posted: 3/10/08