I'm Ben Gruber

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2015 13/Jul
I don’t want to achieve immortality through my work; I want to achieve immortality through not dying. I don’t want to live in the hearts of my countrymen; I want to live in my apartment.
Woody Allen
2014 3/Nov

  There is continuing evidence that social media is making us unhappy. Numerous studies have concluded that the medium makes us more envious, lonely, and simply sadder. As I read the reports, my intuition and personal observation cannot help but agree that something has gone awry. But instead of vilifying the entire medium top to bottom, I decided to […]

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2014 17/Mar

“Definitely Not This” After griping with the idea of a career change for nearly a year – these three words are the reason I finally quit my job.  But I’ll tell you, the agony of not being happy in what you do while at the same time being fairly successful (or “occupational purgatory “ as […]

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2013 6/Aug

  For as long as I can remember I have identified myself as a contrarian. For whatever reason, I am skeptical about things. My natural tendency is to distrust when I first hear something. Evidentially, happiness research data shows that mistrust is the number one factor in whether a person is happy or not (trust […]

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2013 29/Jul

Last week I was bombarded by a bunch of people on Facebook looking to promote a company or cause that they are attached to. They clearly have indiscriminately hit the “Invite All” button that Facebook provides when you start a new page. I have been there. I have seen this button. I have been tempted […]

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2013 25/Apr

“Nearly by definition, purely internalized growth or “enlightenment” is a selfish, self serving act and exercise. Only once it reaches others can it even have the possibility of being anything but for ones own well being. Therefore rules or standards to which you become enlightened must include physical traits and manifestations if you believe your […]

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