Happiness

These posts cover how we make ourselves happy, and how to combat unhappiness.
May
20
When Suffering Is A Good Thing (Newsletter 047)

When Suffering Is A Good Thing (Newsletter 047)

When we strive and struggle, when we push beyond our comfort zones, we learn what we can do. In contrast, we do not learn any useful limits sitting on our couches.
7 min read
May
17
Going Nowhere Fast

Going Nowhere Fast

Hey airlines, newsflash: we only fly when we have absolutely no alternative. You make the U.S. Postal Service look well run.
3 min read
May
06
Who's Running The Show? (Newsletter 045)

Who's Running The Show? (Newsletter 045)

Let’s call the first group the Shit Happens adherents and the other group I Make Things Happen. Do you count yourself among either group? Here’s how to tell.
6 min read
May
04
I Wish America had a Volume Button

I Wish America had a Volume Button

Our very attempts to escape the noise constantly around us have led to ever-escalating calls for our attention.
5 min read
Apr
29
What I Learned From Judging ... And Being Judged (Newsletter 044)

What I Learned From Judging ... And Being Judged (Newsletter 044)

If you want to be happy in life, there is only one comparison you should ever make.
7 min read
Mar
04
How To Reliably Identify A Fool (Newsletter 036)

How To Reliably Identify A Fool (Newsletter 036)

Much of success in life comes from choosing the right pursuits at the right time.
5 min read
Feb
18
Can You Think Your Way To Success? (Newsletter 034)

Can You Think Your Way To Success? (Newsletter 034)

One of the spookiest things I ever did was write down on a single piece of paper a number of life goals.
7 min read
Feb
04
On Beginnings ... And Endings (Newsletter 032)

On Beginnings ... And Endings (Newsletter 032)

In addition to the choice to affirmatively do something, our actions are a choice not to do everything else we could have done that day at that moment.
5 min read
Jan
28
Do You Have A "More" Mindset? (Newsletter 031)

Do You Have A "More" Mindset? (Newsletter 031)

Although striving for material progress served humanity well for centuries by raising us out of widespread poverty into wealth, today it may be causing more harm than good.
6 min read
Jan
24
061 - On Living A Full Life - Moral Letters For Modern Times

061 - On Living A Full Life - Moral Letters For Modern Times

We tell ourselves we’ll be happy if only we can achieve something else. But this treadmill only speeds up the faster we run.
2 min read