How James Bond ruined the world

  • minds, wishing those incessant thoughts would shut up;
  • emotions, thinking, ‘I shouldn’t feel like this. I hate feeling like this’;
  • desire for food and drink, always telling ourselves we should cut down;
  • motivation, castigating ourselves for not leaping out of bed at 5 a.m., spending an hour in the gym, reading a Kafka novel on the way to the office, working 10 hours straight and coming home full of beans;
  • ailments, for example, taking painkillers for back pain and headaches, instead of changing the conditions that created the problem in the first place; or
  • self-worth, thinking, ‘I’m not doing well enough’, ‘People don’t like me enough’, ‘Mark Zuckerberg was a billionaire at 23. What have I done?’

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