You’d think that high school and study skills would have changed drastically over the last 20 years. But education is a ponderous beast. New ideas take an age to trickle through. So what your folks recognize about high school still looks surprisingly similar. Read the rest of this entry »
Archive for July, 2013
Pleasure is a healthy part of a balanced life.
Are you getting enough pleasure in your life? That might seem like an indulgent concept but seriously, pleasure is an important benefit. Read the rest of this entry »
Secrets are no match for integrity.
Talk about secrets! Recently I received an invitation from someone representing an organisation which seemed on he surface to support many of the aspects and values that I promote here on Happy.fm. She (I’ll call her Sue) invited me to link to their site about “The Way To Happiness“, which has a web pedigree going back into the 1980s, which certainly sounded impressive. So I was curious why I hadn’t heard of this organisation before. Read the rest of this entry »
Perfection pretends there are no signs of this happening.
Some people portray a successful existence as a life of perpetual smiles. Nothing ever goes wrong and everyone is always kind. Such are the fantasies we keep. Read the rest of this entry »
Bloodshed over this blog.
I’m bleeding. As I write this post I’ve got a blood nose.
But not an ordinary blood nose. It has been bleeding now for an hour and a half. But I figure I can still write. Read the rest of this entry »
When problems overwhelm you it’s best to think things through. Ask yourself that big question: what are you trying to do? Read the rest of this entry »
There's more to research than looking stuff up.
We all know how to use the Internet to find things. But actually: researching ideas? That’s something else altogether. Read the rest of this entry »
Diversity does you good, boosting feelings of well-being.
Apart from the big picture issues that underpin happiness, there are a host of little things that can make an appreciable difference. Like contrast.
If you are into taking photos then you’ll know a thing or two about contrast. It’s important to either strike a balance, or go all the way to making the subject stand out. When it comes to turning a picture into something memorable, contrast packs a punch. Read the rest of this entry »
That guy driving next to you might be happy driving without a steering wheel - but it's not good.
Some happiness doesn’t deserve the term. Despite the carte blanche phrase, “Whatever makes you happy [is worth doing]”, some choices are a dismal pick. Read the rest of this entry »