July 31, 2006

Happiness defined

If you're looking for happiness, go and live in Denmark.

It is the happiest country in the world while Burundi in Africa is the most unhappy, according to a report by a British scientist released Friday.

So, what does happiness mean to you? Undoubtedly, being happy
and measuring happiness (rtf file) is not that easy.
"Happiness is determined more by one's state of mind than by external events. Success may result in a temporary feeling of elation, or tragedy may send us into a period of depression, but sooner or later our overall level of happiness tends to migrate back to a certain baseline." - The Art of Happiness by the 14th Dalai Lama

"Happiness is not a simple thing. There are many levels. In Buddhism, for instance, there is a reference to the four factors of fulfillment, or happiness: wealth, worldly satisfaction, spirituality, and enlightenment. Together they embrace the totality of an individual's quest for happiness." - ibid
The Dalai Lama has also written a book - Genuine Happiness: Meditation as the Path to Fulfillment


"If it makes you happy... it can't be that bad"
crooned Sheryl Crow.
In an increasing trend, men lead meaningful lives with no jobs or ambition

Instead of heading to work, Beggerow, 53, fills his days with diversions: playing the piano, reading histories and biographies, writing unpublished Western potboilers in the Louis L'Amour style - all activities once relegated to spare time. He often stays up late and sleeps until 11 a.m..
Read more at the article.. no, its not from The Onion!

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