“If you have no special talents or intriguing deformities but are still harboring a secret desire to get into Guiness World Records, here’s something you might try: March into your boss’s office on Monday morning and say, ‘I’ve been with the company for some time, and I believe my work has been excellent, and I’d like a fifteen percent pay cut … though I could settle for ten if that’s all the firm can manage right now.'”

–Daniel Gilbert. Stumbling on Happiness. New York: Vintage Books, 2006. Quote on page 151.

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