Remarkable as it seems, happy people are beset with troubles too. Their satisfaction isn’t based on their good fortune but on the unique way they view the world. Read the rest of this entry »
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Happiness is for real people, not faux fanatics.
There's a threshold to happiness... somewhere.
Having enough to be happy doesn’t take much. Add anything more to that, and the law of diminishing returns kicks in. Read the rest of this entry »
Happy, happy Christmas (but not for everyone).
You know, it’s okay if you’re not that happy this time of year. What with all the pressure that goes with it, some people find Christmas overwhelming. Read the rest of this entry »
Finding happiness is not always obvious.
1. “If you are happy you will always be excited”
Thankfully, you won’t and that’s just as well. People on drugs experience a heightened state of elation for up to a few days before crashing into painful despair. We are naturally meant to experience a range of feeling states, and that’s a good thing.
Besides which, happiness and feeling happy can be two different things. Read the rest of this entry »
Can bosses be happy and still show leadership?
There are a lot of ways to manage an organization. But there’s one approach that particular impresses. I call it “happy management”. Read the rest of this entry »
Actually, happiness isn't "out there".
Try saying "happy" in another language!
There are lots of ways to say “happy” without even leaving your mother tongue. But it’s interesting to see the similarities and differences of other languages expressing the concept of happiness too. Read the rest of this entry »
Who chooses our happiness?
I know we want to be happy but must we have so many conditions to make it happen? Seems to me that the fewer rules we play to, the more abundant our happiness can be. 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 »
Does the world need another happy book? No, just this one.
Despite all our carry on, we Aussies aren’t into making a fuss about our efforts. We much prefer to let them speak for themselves. Well, as a departure from my usual, I’d like you to read my book Happy, and let it speak to you too. Read the rest of this entry »