Arianna appeared Monday on CNN to discuss her new book "Thrive" with Dr. Sanjay Gupta.
Gupta opened the discussion by asking, "How important is happiness? Now don't take that on face value as a question. But is some degree of misery important for success?" Arianna responded:
"Oh, I don't believe that at all. I feel that, what, obviously every life has challenges, obstacles, even the most blessed one. And, but, what you call misery often comes from our own thoughts. It comes from our own negative fantasies about the future. It doesn't come, necessarily, from what is happening, but from what we think about may happen or from the judgments that we have about what did happen. So that's why the book, as well as talking about the third metric of success, beyond money and power, is very much about how do we connect with ourselves, how do we get to know ourselves, and have some control of our own inner environment and our own reactions to what is happening in our lives."
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