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Declutter your fantasy life

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In an article published some time ago in the Financial Times, columnist Simon Kuper muses on the fantasies of wage earners everywhere: that they will one day become the person they really are and make a movie, write a book or retire to the country.

He says, though that “it’s usually best to let these fantasies stay fantasies. For most people, being a hack – doing routine work for money – is the happiest, simplest and probably even the most authentic way to live.”

And then the killer blow: “At the root of my housemate’s fantasy was a common delusion: that the authentic self is an artist.” Continue reading