Consciously Curated: Happy, Gifted, Bad and Sad

Consciously Curated is a roundup of news and information from other sources across the web to keep you thinking good:
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Huffington Post: Black and Blue

“There is an economic disadvantage for Blacks that is built into the fabric of American society. We don’t need to beat ourselves up in a desire to keep with “the Joneses”. This doesn’t mean that you shouldn’t strive for excellence in every realm, but it does mean that killing yourself to try to keep up with images that may or may not be real will only lead to a life of frustration.”

Upworthy: When “Gifted” Kids Become Adults

“It’s not a stretch to call this the biggest and most in-depth study on intellectual “precociousness.” The results of the study thus far are equal parts fascinating and genuinely surprising — a deeply insightful look into the minds and lives of brilliant children.”

World Economic Forum: Searching for a Long, Happy and Meaningful Life

“What’s your reason for getting up in the morning? Just trying to answer such a big question might make you want to crawl back into bed. If it does, the Japanese concept of ikigai could help.”

The Telegraph: Breaking Bad, Making Dad

“White’s predicament, although extreme, is essentially that of the modern male. He has come to embody the logical end-point of the middle-class obligation to be A Good Man, whatever the personal cost. His burdens are recognisable: too much responsiblity at his soul-deadening job; too much guilt about not being a better husband and father at home. Life-changing opportunities missed (in Walt’s case, his spurned early involvement in the now multi billion-dollar company Gray Matter). Time is running out.”

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