Happiness

These posts cover how we make ourselves happy, and how to combat unhappiness.
Jan
09
Gravel path stretching off into horizon with cornfield on left, wheatfield on right, and sunflowers in distance

Is There Pleasure and Profit in Walking to Places?

Is it because we're pressed for time that we don't want to get out of our cars? Or because we don't want to walk?
5 min read
Nov
18
Facade of the National Archives Museum in Washington, DC, seen from the edge of the National Gallery sculpture garden

What Will You Make That Lasts? (Newsletter 073)

There's always someone saying the system doesn't work perfectly. And they're almost always right.
6 min read
Nov
16
How to Find Your Way to the Other Side (by Kathryn Eriksen)

How to Find Your Way to the Other Side (by Kathryn Eriksen)

You will discover what you knew all along
2 min read
Oct
28
Looking On the Bright Side (Newsletter 070)

Looking On the Bright Side (Newsletter 070)

The more you are willing to look honestly at the ugliness in modern life, the more vital it is you add optimism to your mix.
6 min read
Oct
21
Slouching Towards Catastrophe (Newsletter 069)

Slouching Towards Catastrophe (Newsletter 069)

Without deprivation, plenty goes unremarked. Without hardship and suffering, ease is little regarded.
6 min read
Oct
07
Jump Right In, The Water's Fine (Newsletter 067)

Jump Right In, The Water's Fine (Newsletter 067)

With age comes a certain acceptance, if not wisdom. Because you have seen more, you take the daily outrages less personally. It's not about you, the world is just unfair sometimes.
5 min read
Sep
30
What Would You Do With 1,000 Hours? (Newsletter 066)

What Would You Do With 1,000 Hours? (Newsletter 066)

If I was following my own advice, I would say look to the underlying value of things. What is it you really want to accomplish?
6 min read
Sep
29
Cool Final Words (by Erek Dorman)

Cool Final Words (by Erek Dorman)

You can die, croak, expire, buy the farm, get your ticket punched, take the dirt nap, push up daisies, pass away, bite the big one, bite the dust, or kick the bucket.
6 min read
Sep
28
The Worst Career Advice

The Worst Career Advice

The happiest people I know are the ones who learn that success is not measured in money.
5 min read
Sep
06
The Parable of the Stinky Shoe

The Parable of the Stinky Shoe

What surprised me most of all in this city of wonders were the reactions of the people. Knowing its reputation, I was nervous how the city dwellers would respond to another bumbling tourist.
7 min read