In certain disciplines such as philosophy and systems theory, there's a concept called emergence.
Emergence occurs when the entirety of a thing has properties the individual parts don't possess on their own. It's the synergy of a system, the whole being greater than the sum of its parts.
I've become interested in this concept lately in terms of happiness and success.
I spent a lot of years grasping at what I thought would make me happy. I wanted fame. I wanted wealth. I wanted to be noticed. I tried…Read more