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You Can Hack This Life. But Should You?

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My feeds are constantly full of great life hacks.

50 Life Hacks to Make Your Life Easier

99 Life Hacks to Make Your Life Easier 

10 Essential Ways to Hack Your Life

1000 Life Hacks

And that’s just the first four of more than 28 million results for the search query “how to hack this life.”

As my two boys walk through their teenage years, I’ve been thinking about the loss of the rites of passage rituals that defined the jump from boyhood to manhood for so much of human history.

Good or bad, these tests offered boys the chance to pass through their worst fears, through struggle and pain and indecision alone and without aid.

Which, in and of itself, is an interesting concept.

You see, life as we know it today is actually a great hack.

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