Remember when all you needed was a cool business card? Now social status is determined in a hundred ways that all come with their own pressures: How many Twitter followers do you have? How many Facebook page likes? How much traffic does your site get? Are you speaking? Traveling? How full is your inbox? While pressure has always been there, in many ways that pressure is more public than ever.
The world is both bigger and smaller today. With access to so much media—and at such a rapid pace—we know everything that's going on in the world. We are bombarded with possibilities and opportunities, and it seems like our choices are limitless. In this world, it's easy to feel like your life is small, that you aren't doing enough, that other lives, careers, and even cities are more exciting than yours. The challenge today is, with limitless public pressure on how your life measures up against everyone else's, how do you find contentment?
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