feeling good in the morning
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Fund
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4. The Dream of Feeling Good in the Morning


For most of us, getting out of bed each morning after age 27 is physically uncomfortable—not in a massive, disease-riddled or car accident kind of way. We're just overweight and out of breath. We're relatively thin but with throbbing joint pain. We get soul-crushing headaches due to stress or break out in hives due to some as-yet-undiagnosed allergy. Furthermore, none of us are doing much about it. We've been to see doctors, herbalists, acupuncturists and weird cultish healers that scared the heck out of us. Note to us (me included, due to my back problems and bad diet): You're not done until you feel good. Get back in the game. Quit, find, and solve whatever so relentlessly ails you.

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