I recently took the Berkeley Well-Being Survey to test my happiness skills. I scored above average for every one of the 9 skills. Way above average in fact. Now I’m worried that I’m not being realistic. Now I’m a little sad.
“When life gets you down, do you wanna know what you’ve gotta do? Just keep swimming.” (Dory, Finding Nemo)
Having a mid-week low? How about these words? “As you start traveling down that road of life, remember this: There are never enough comfort stops. The places you’re going to are never on the map. And once you get that map out, you won’t be able to re-fold it no matter how smart you are.… Read More The map is not the territory . . .
“Education: the path from cocky ignorance to miserable uncertainty” (Mark Twain) I’m thinking hard about what I might learn this week.
Tim Dowling writes a hilarious piece on the demise of his car. But really, it’s about so much more. The best bit? When the car can be resuscitated no more, when he’s worrying about how to get home, when he’s thinking about the challenges of buying a new vehicle, and his wife dares to say, “Come… Read More Smug, or what . . .
Had a good week at work? Determined that next week will be even better? Maybe this will help: In her new book, The Skills, Mishal Husain says: Thank you Mishal. Loving your style.
“We may believe that it’s the quality of the sunset that gives us such pleasure, but in fact it is the quality of our own immersion in the sunset that brings the delight.” Ayya Khema
Coco Khan writes eloquently about a time when she can “go back to skipping through life and eating memes for breakfast.” Leaving aside, just for the moment, the context she wrote that in . . . What wonderful words. How beautifully optimistic. It’s a state to be desired.