( – promoted by buhdydharma )
What do you want? [from life]
A great job?
A fulfilling relationship?
Go sailing around the Pacific for a few years in your very own luxurious boat?
Or just to get along better with yourself?
Perhaps you want one of more of those things. But beneath those many common wishes, if you take it a step further, often lies a wish to find happiness.
Here are seven such ideas about how you can find happiness.
How to Find Happiness: 7 Timeless Tips from the Last 2500 Years
by Henrik Edberg
Psychologists have the determined that Finding Happiness, may be simpler than you think. It may only involve finding the “right audience” … and a some Quality Chat time?
Talk Deeply, Be Happy?
By RONI CARYN RABIN — March 17, 2010
Deep conversations made people happier than small talk, one study found. Would you be happier if you spent more time discussing the state of the world and the meaning of life – and less time talking about the weather?
It may sound counterintuitive, but people who spend more of their day having deep discussions and less time engaging in small talk seem to be happier, said Matthias Mehl, a psychologist at the University of Arizona who published a study on the subject.
“We found this so interesting, because it could have gone the other way – it could have been, ‘Don’t worry, be happy’ – as long as you surf on the shallow level of life you’re happy, and if you go into the existential depths you’ll be unhappy,” Dr. Mehl said.
But, he proposed, substantive conversation seemed to hold the key to happiness for two main reasons: both because human beings are driven to find and create meaning in their lives, and because we are social animals who want and need to connect with other people.
Small talk made up only 10 percent of the happiest person’s conversations, while it made up almost three times as much — or 28.3 percent — of the unhappiest person’s conversations.
Next, Dr. Mehl wants to see if people can actually make themselves happier by having more substantive conversations.
Interesting, Life getting you down?
Well just Get Serious about something, and tell someone about it!
LOL, kind of sounds like Blogging!
Well if that advice is not Practical enough, or not Esoteric enough, for you, here a few more “Deep Thoughts” for you, to help kick off those ‘Existential Discussions’ for meaning, that lie waiting somewhere, in your future …
Learn to be calm and you will always be happy
A happy life consists in tranquility of mind.
–Marcus Tullius Cicero
Happy people plan actions, they don’t plan results.
Most people are about as happy as they make up their minds to be.
–Abraham Lincoln (1809-1865)
Happiness is liberty from everything that makes us unhappy.
They say a person needs just three things to be truly happy in this world. Someone to love, something to do, and something to hope for.
So you see ‘Don’t Worry’ may actually put you in that state of mind, where Happiness, is just around the bend …
It may be as close, as your next meaningful conversation (?)
We ARE “social animals” after all, driven to find “meaning” in life’s challenges — it’s who we are.
It’s how Nature has shaped us … Don’t worry, DO Discuss.