Judging by the number of ‘How to be Happy’ books published over the last decade, everyone must be looking for it. I, too, once wrote about finding happiness not too long ago. Since then, my perspective on this has somewhat evolved, and refined.
Something to be remembered from the wedding day. We vowed to have and to hold our spouse from that day onwards, for better or for worse, for richer, for poorer, in sickness and in health, to love and to cherish; from this day forward until death do us part.
Everyone is looking for the elusive dream job. Conventional wisdom says that you should get a job doing what you love. We all want a career that is enjoyable, fun, meaningful and still put food on the table. However the reality is that almost nobody has a job they love every day.
You may have come across this fable. It illustrates an interesting perspective on the meaning of success.
There is this story of a corporate CEO and his wife who were travelling by car. They stopped for refuelling and to get something to drink. While the husband went inside to get a cold drink, the wife was actively engaged in conversation with the pump attendant.
Recently a friend forwarded me a list of catchy liners that are meant to be good lessons for life. While some are comical and others dismal, I found in the list some simple truths that are worth pondering on.
I once heard a man conclude his 83th birthday speech saying that “The ultimate aim in life is happiness”. His statement had me thinking for awhile. Is happiness really “the” aim in life?