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That Honest Smile

I only heard him laugh once but it was a very weak strained chuckle. He was a past friend I knew for a dozen years or so. For anonymity sake, let’s call him Keith. He grew up in a prosperous … Continue reading

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Still More Thoughts About Happiness

We are told that money cannot buy happiness. Well, to anyone who has lived at least a few decades, we understand why. We also know that the lack of money will not buy happiness either. Having a certain amount of … Continue reading

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Pondering Joy

Scientific research and development has made it possible to assess and quantify human happiness in several ways. In addition to simply interviewing and observing people, clinicians can measure electrical activity in our brains. They are able to assertain whether we … Continue reading

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Eudaimonia

A former Roman Catholic priest once shared his views about a concept similar to happiness that he learned during his schooling. Edward mentioned eudaimonia during an intimate discussion with my friends group at a birthday party gathering a few years … Continue reading

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For The International Day Of Happiness 2022

My friend Jonathan wondered aloud if Vladimir Putin and Kim Jong-un have found happiness. Outwardly, they seem to be pleased with themselves. They are the masters of millions of people because they are the most powerful men in their respective … Continue reading

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Laughing

The Pakistani villagers in the video seemed so pure and delightful that I couldn’t help but smile and laugh with them. The first video of them I encountered was titled, “Tribal People Try Apple Pie”. The villagers’ reactions were charming, … Continue reading

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Thoughts About Contentment

“True contentment depends not upon what we have; a tub was large enough for Diogenes, but a world was too little for Alexander.”–19th century English cleric, Charles Caleb Colton The subject of contentment comes up following two observations this week. … Continue reading

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