How to be Happier…

Hint: You can't find it on your phone

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We live in a world where:





When in reality, that’s all secondary to the need for:


You can create great platforms, build amazing apps, but without connection, there’s little real meaning for you…and the people who use them (and yes, they’re actually people, not end-users).

There are countless apps on my phone that I never open. I keep them because they hold the promise for a better, smarter, healthier life,…but the truth is, in the end, it’s all about the moments… the simple joy of spending time with others that is the secret to being happy. 

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