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.

Monday, September 27, 2021

Happiness Thought for the Day - September 27, 2021: you define your own happiness



 "Personal happiness lies in knowing that life is not a checklist of acquisition or qualification." - JK Rowling

JK Rowling spoke these words to a group of presumably extremely motivated and driven young men and women at the Harvard University commencement speech in 2008. 

Whether you are a bright young mind graduating from one of the world's most prestigious universities or just an average citizen of the world, trying to make your way through life, we should heed these words. 

In a culture that values talent, success, milestones, status, achievement, fame, and wealth, it is easy to obfuscate our acquisition of the aforementioned with genuine happiness. 

Personal happiness does not, or at least should not come from having 7 figures in your bank account, a C title next to your name, a Ferrari in the garage, 1 million Instagram followers, or the latest fashion accessory. These things can all be taken from you and will not provide as much happiness as you think. 

True, lasting, personal happiness comes from having firm morals and values, from quality relationships, from the ability to think rationally and clearly, and to see the beauty in the world that is around you. If you are able to organize your thoughts and come to this revelation, you will immediately grasp the tools necessary to change your perspective and create happiness for your life. 

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