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What makes a good life, really ?

    What makes a Good Life ?Lessons from the longest study on happiness Taken from : and watched more than 8 million times ! Some people DO seek happiness ! What keeps us happy and healthy as we go through life? If you think it's fame and money, you're not alone – but, according to psychiatrist Robert Waldinger, you're mistaken. As the director of a 75-year-old study on adult development, Waldinger has unprecedented access to data on true happiness and satisfaction. In this talk, he shares three important lessons learned from the study as well as some practical, old-as-the-hills…
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On having, taking, giving, cling and lose

Cling and Lose ! On having, taking, giving, cling and lose A very nice story - could be real - which made me Ryokan, a Zen master, lived the simplest kind of life in a little hut at the foot of a mountain. One evening a thief visited the hut only to discover there was nothing to steal. Ryokan returned and caught him. “You may have come a long way to visit me, ” he told the prowler, “and you should not return empty-handed. Please take my clothes as a gift.” The thief was bewildered. He tool the clothes and…
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WHAT is happiness ?

WHAT is Happiness ? Found this - good for a self check anytime  ( though not necessarily in the same order ... ) ! Happiness is: 1. Falling in love. 2. Laughing so hard your face hurts. 3. A hot shower. 4. No lines at the supermarket. 5. A special glance. 6. Getting mail. 7. Taking a drive on a pretty road. 8. Hearing your favourite song on the radio. 9. Lying in bed listening to the rain outside. 10. Hot towels fresh out of the dryer. 11. Chocolate milkshake ... (or vanilla ... or strawberry!) 12. A bubble bath.…
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The Newspaper Vendor and your Attitude

Attitude and the Newspaper Vendor   A businessman walked by the same newsstand everyday along with his colleague. Each day he would give the newspaper vendor a big smile. The Vendor ignored him mostly. One day his colleague asked him why he does that, given that he is generally being ignored. He replied :  "I am not going to let that vendor determine how I want to act and feel through the day ." How is that for keeping a cheerful attitude !
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The Human Conundrum !

The Human Conundrum !   " Man sacrifices his health in order to make money. Then he sacrifices money to recuperate his health. And then he is so anxious about the future, that he does not enjoy the present moment. As a result, he does not live in the present or the future, he lives as if he is never going to die, and then he dies having never truly lived "
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