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Often her clients feel unable to admit to this unhappiness around their families or colleagues. ‘They come to me and say,
“Nobody knows I feel this way.” People go round saying “Everything’s great!” and I think, Really? Is everyone just kicking ass, because I hear that 90 per cent of companies are failing. People can’t share when they’re not happy. It’s a very lonely spot.’

The Pursuit of Happiness by Ruth Whippman

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