Suffering as a prerequisite for happiness?

Deliberate Donkey

Introducing! Yourself at 22…currently known as Taylor Cotter.

She hasn’t struggled, and she thinks that is going to limit her ability to be a well-rounded human being. The Internet has responded as the Internet responds: she has been condemned as stupid, immature, and ungrateful. She’s been analyzed, assessed, and assigned adjectives according to the author’s own history of struggling, or not struggling.

She got singled out, too. The Quarter-Life Crisis is a series of pieces at Huff Post College by Gen-Y writers with titles like, “Success or Happiness”, “Growing Up, Not Getting Older”, “A Not-So Rosy-Colored World”, and “How to Get Over Yourself…”. Cotter’s piece has 280 comments; the others have 0.

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