Mankind has ever been thinking about happiness – and its pursuit. Well, today I came across a both funny and very true article making exactly this question a subject of discussion.
The article by Jessica Hagy *) summarizes 6 aspects of how happiness can (not) be perceived and (not) achieved, such as the availability. This may sound simple, but look at the sketch:
She writes: “We often settle for what’s available, and what’s available isn’t always great. “Because it was there,” is an okay reason to climb a mountain, but not a very good reason to take a job or a free sample at the supermarket.
She adds another five enemies of greatness and happiness like ignorance, committees, comfort, momentum and passivity. The last in the sense of that there is a difference between being agreeable and agreeing to everything.
*) Author of the piece is Jessica Hagy. She is a Forbes contributor and an artist and writer best known for her award-winning blog, Indexed.
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