The purpose of this blog is to pursue happiness together. My aim is to share my thoughts, thoughts which i have accumulated through the experience of highs and lows in my own life, and thoughts from famous philosophers, thinkers, and humanity at large. My hope is that we can begin a dialogue, and that through discussion of what happiness is, and how we find it, that we can learn to be happy together and to help make the world a better place.

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Hello all! Thanks for visiting my blog. I believe that creating and achieving a state of happiness and joy is the primary purpose in life. My mission for this page is to provide uplifting content, inspirational material, and thought provoking ideas; all of which I hope will help you come to a better understanding and experiencing of happiness and joy.

Thursday, August 26, 2021

Happiness Thought for the Day: August 26, 2021


 "Ultimately, to be properly successful is to be at peace." - Alain de Botton

Michael de Botton is a modern day philosopher from Switzerland who has published a number of books that apply philosophical concepts reminiscent of the stoics to modern day scenarios. 

In my blog I often write about people who are successful, borrowing their thoughts and strategies for achieving success and adopting them such that the same methods can be applied to discover happiness. 

I would say that the highest form of success is happiness, which like de Botton, I believe can accurately be described as a state of peace and contentment. 

True success is realized when we arrive at a mental state wherein we have no cravings, desires, overwhelming fears, and no anxieties. The best part about this is that it does not require obscene amounts of wealth or shiny possessions. It may look like that to some, but that very same notion of success or happiness is readily available to anyone who can reign in control of their own mind. 



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