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5 ways “where you are” is more important than both “who you know” and “what you know”, by Eric Barker


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1. Happiness.

2. Creativity.

3. Love.

4. Work.

5. There's no place like home.

On Happiness:

Want to be happier? Sad as it may be, part of happiness is generated by your relative status. 

Research shows people are happier living in a rich neighborhood in a poor county.

On Creativity:

Do creative work at home. Do boring work at the office.

On Love

Looking for a spouse? Get out of that big city.

Too many choices makes people ridiculously picky: “Manhattan had the highest percentage of single people of any county in America except for an island in Hawaii originally settled as a leper colony.”

Best places to live and work:

5 ways "where you are" might be more important than both "who you know" and "what you know": | Barking Up The Wrong Tree

And yes, there's no place like home.

Home advantage is an evolutionary one, rooted in territorialism— a deeply rooted, innate need to control one’s own space. And once this sense of territorialism is activated, you become more competitive; you’re more willing to challenge potential intruders. You’re more confident, more motivated, and more aggressive when you perceive a potential threat.

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