When You Are Your Own Worst Enemy

Mark Manson
4 min readMar 27, 2023

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The French philosopher Blaise Pascal once wrote, “All of humanity’s problems stem from man’s inability to sit quietly in a room alone.” It was a simple and profound thought about the nature of boredom, self-awareness, and our endless capacity to distract ourselves with dumb shit.

Try it: sit in a quiet room with no distractions — no phone, no music, no television or podcasts or video games — and do…

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Mark Manson

Author of #1 NYTimes Bestseller ‘The Subtle Art of Not Giving a Fuck’. OG Blogger. Psychology Nerd. I enjoy cats and whiskey. But not at the same time.