Fun is for young people. They have the time, they have the opportunity, they have the ability. Those may be common assumptions, but none are true. Though the source of fun and happiness may change over the course of our lives, our ability to have fun and our interest in doing so are in no way reduced as we age.
Wednesday, July 27, 2011
If you are convinced that things are bad, you will notice many unpleasant things and unpleasant people. It you are convinced that things are good, you will notice many pleasant things and pleasant people. Understand that every one of us selectively perceives the world around us. We see far too many things every time we step outside the door to focus on all of them. You can get all the supporting evidence you want, regardless of whether you start today determined to think the worst of the world or determined to the the best.
Monday, July 25, 2011
We have strategies for most things in our lives, from work, to games, to how to get home from town two minutes faster. But we leave some of the most important parts of our lives, like our happiness, to chance. Happiness is not like height: you don't just get a certain amount and then have to live with it. Happiness can be improved if you know what you are doing and what you are not doing, and you care to change.