Summary of 15 Things You Should Give Up to Be Happy

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Human nature has love at its core. Despite incidents when you have been harmed in your mind or body, you can start over. Luminita D. Saviuc draws on her experiences to suggest that you embrace love, let bygones be bygones and make every new day the first of a new life. getAbstract recommends her overly earnest but fundamentally sound manual to those looking for ways to improve their life.

In this summary, you will learn

  • What 15 things you must give up to become happier and
  • Why you need to discard fear to experience joy.

About the Author

Luminita D. Saviuc created the blog Her book is based on a post she wrote with the same title that drew more than 1.3 million views and shares. She is the former product development lead at Mindvalley, a large online publisher of personal development content.



A Horrifying Experience

Luminita D. Saviuc had a dreadful experience as a child. She confessed to her father that she had stolen some sweets – though she had not done so and was confessing only to shield her siblings. Her father put paper between her toes, doused it with gasoline and set it on fire. She couldn’t walk properly for months.

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    WINSTON SURESH 6 months ago
    Good stuff
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    Mike Elkaim 8 months ago
    Giving up the past and believing in my potential is what did it for me!
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    anne dan 9 months ago
    giving up the need to impress others and giving up limiting beliefs are the two things that i feel sound familiar to the current situation in my life. for me, it more or less of giving up a rigid mind when it comes to doing things to please others.
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    Sandra Hold 10 months ago
    Lots to learn from this book
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    Amy De Ell 10 months ago
    Fear is a big one for me, I never thought about it like this before.

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