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Happiness On Winter

Being Good

It’s so hard to be good. One day I get a perfect score with my To Do list while getting a poor grade on my Personal Well Being list, the next day I balance the two to perfection but score poorly on my Self Reliance list by burning too many BTUs of fossil fuel. Some […]

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Happiness

Reining in my Brain – Part II

After I finished writing ” Reining in my Brain – Part I ” I walked next door and asked Haruka if she was experiencing a lack of concentration, a feeling of being out of control or an inability to experience a sense of closure at the end of the day. Her answer was “No.” Her […]

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Happiness Observations

BEAUTY FROM TRAGEDY

I have read more about Katrina than I usually do news stories. It fascinates me. The tragedy has spurred some wonderful writing, among them this from the New York Times: That a corpse lies on Union Street may not shock; in the wake of last week’s hurricane, there are surely hundreds, probably thousands. What is […]

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Happiness

ON THE OTHER HAND . . .

Bhutan builds “happiness” into the center of its development strategy Not all countries measure their success in terms of gross national product. This article, titled “A Wealth of Happiness” from The Wall Street Journal describes an alternative: Despite Bhutan being among the poorest nations in the world, almost all of its scholarship students studying overseas […]