Tuesday, August 12, 2008

The Happiness Project

Wednesday, which is today, is "Tip Day" at the site called The Happiness Project. If you look to the lower left side of that site you'll find the index of previous Wednesday tip lists for what I think of as: how to live.

July 2: 5 tips for giving good praise.
July 16: 9 useful yet REALISTIC personal productivity tips. (..."don’t postpone any task that can be done in less than one minute.")
June 25: Tips for talking to someone about an impending divorce: dos and don'ts.

As I see it, "how to live" is really what we talk about on this site as well. Boldness and Happiness are both about living right, or effectively, or satisfyingly.

Is it safe to say that we have to be bold to be happy? Hellen Keller thought so, saying that life was either a great adventure or it was nothing. What do you think?

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Mojo said...

These days it seems that just being happy is a bold move in and of itself. Deciding to be happy in the face of all of the varied sources of potential unhappiness in our current world is bold indeed. Does that mean your question answers itself? (I've no idea.)

And to my Pakistani friends, Happy Independence Day!

Peggy Payne said...

I think it takes some effort to focus on the good stuff, and to see problems as interesting, to see loss as part of a connected and exhilarating life. I think that comes more naturally to some folks than others, probably depending on previous experience and brain chemistry.

Didn't know it was Pakistani independence day. I'm much in favor of independence, though there was a great deal of bloodshed over the partition of India to create Pakistan. I guess that's true of American independence as well, now that I think about it.

Independence is like dependable happiness; it takes guts and concentration.