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The control of consciousness determines the quality of life.

The control of consciousness determines the quality of life. The control of consciousness determines the quality of life.
Flow: The Psychology of Optimal Experience
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To overcome the anxieties and depressions of contemporary life, individuals must become independent of the social environment to the degree that they no longer respond exclusively in terms of its rewards and punishments. To achieve such autonomy, a person has to learn to provide rewards to herself. She has to develop the ability to find enjoyment and purpose regardless of external circumstances.

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